sometimes the xfce4-power-manager does not show up in the panel and it`s not working at all, and sometimes is working.

when it`s not working I have 2 solutions:

    • log out, and log in.
    • start system monitor and kill xfce4-power-manager, then start terminal and type:

    xfce4-power-manager --no-daemon

usually I use second solution, but to simplify the process I tried to write a shell script that restarts the xfce4-power-manager, with no success.

I cannot shut down the xfce4-power-manager from terminal.

xfce4-power-manager --restart 

-is not working

xfce4-power-manager --quit 

-is not working

I tried:

PID=`pidof xfce4-power-manager`
kill $PID
xfce4-power-manager --no-daemon

-is not working.

If I type:

xfce4-power-manager --customize 

-an error window appears with:

Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.

in the system monitor at Waiting Chanel says: futex_wait_queue_me.

Thank you

  • I found an answer that may help, not tested yet: askubuntu.com/questions/129671/… 0 down vote I had this problem, i unchecked "Power Manager" from "Application Autostart" list in Settings -> Session and Startup and added another application with this command xfce4-power-manager --no-daemon then i have not have this problem yet. – Botond Vajna Oct 3 '13 at 10:38

xfce4-power-manager not started, applet not visible

Delete > Desktop configuration file:


Settings Manager / Session and Startup / Startup Applications

Item disabled:
Energy Management (power Management Xfce environment)

New item enabled with new command:

Mame: Xfce Power Manager (For example-Your name)

Description: Power manager startup

Command: xfce4-power-manager --no-daemon


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