Cannot enter sleep mode as non-root user (Operation not permitted)
smithi at nimnet.asn.au
Fri Apr 15 14:24:30 UTC 2016
In freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 619, Issue 5, Message: 13
On Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:30:38 -0400 Jason Hunt <jhunt at lynden.on.ca> wrote:
> When attempting to enter sleep mode as a non-root user, I receive the error:
> acpiconf: request sleep type (3) failed: Operation not permitted
> Searching online yielded a suggestion that the user must be a member of
> wheel, however my account is in the wheel and operator groups (confirmed by
> running /usr/bin/id)
smithi on t23% id -p
groups smithi wheel operator staff dialer network vboxusers
smithi on t23% acpiconf -s3
acpiconf: request sleep type (3) failed: Operation not permitted
Being in wheel just means you can su root, and only root can suspend the
system .. unless you have a suspend button .. or know root's password :)
> This is happening on my laptop with a fresh install of 10.3-RELEASE, and
> desktop with March snapshot of -CURRENT. Both systems properly enter and
> resume from sleep mode when run as root.
My above snippet is on FreeBSD 8; this is nothing new.
> Does anyone have suggestions for how to troubleshoot this?
Revise expectations or hack acpiconf.c :)
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