Ubuntu 18.04.

I am fiddling with settings on my Dell 7490 laptop to have it not go to sleep when on low battery.

I have got it to work but only after combining dconf settings in org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power and /etc/UPower/UPower.conf settings.

Could somebody please explain what the difference between the two are, and if one takes priority over the other.

Thank you


takes precedence. Gnome moved from using org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power for some of the options to this file so UPower.conf is a newer approach.

The file even claims users should not need to edit the file. So if you need to make changes to /etc/UPower/UPower.conf to make something work do consider this a bug that needs to be reported as it should affect every user that uses the same hardware.

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