Package Details: caffeine-ng 3.4.2-2

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Package Base: caffeine-ng
Description: Status bar application able to temporarily inhibit the screensaver and sleep mode.
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Keywords: caffeine powersaving screensaver
Licenses: GPL3
Conflicts: caffeine, caffeine-bzr, caffeine-oneclick, caffeine-systray
Provides: caffeine, caffeine-bzr, caffeine-oneclick, caffeine-systray
Replaces: caffeine-oneclick, caffeine-systray
Submitter: WhyNotHugo
Maintainer: WhyNotHugo
Last Packager: WhyNotHugo
Votes: 100
Popularity: 0.42
First Submitted: 2014-10-19 05:26
Last Updated: 2018-08-06 20:34

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Bluthund commented on 2014-01-29 20:40

A lot of spurious errors are being spammed ("ERROR: Exception: too many values to unpack") because the wrong python binary is called from inside the Caffeine core module.

You might want to add this patch or stub the method _check_for_Flash() as a whole by returning True right at the start as the detection mechanism used there seems to be broken anyways.

It seems flash does not store metadata in /tmp/Flash* files anymore (using flashplugin on firefox 26.0-2 and chromium 32.0.1700.102-1 at least) which (called from _check_for_Flash()) is looking for. Caffeine also dropped the method in r521 probably for the same reason.

WhyNotHugo commented on 2014-01-17 19:09

Updated, thanks.

ed0c commented on 2014-01-17 12:12

On first launch :
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/caffeine", line 40, in <module>
import caffeine
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/caffeine/", line 108, in <module>
from caffeine.config import Configurator
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/caffeine/", line 21, in <module>
import gconf
ImportError: No module named gconf

Please add "python2-gconf" to the dépendencies


shimi commented on 2014-01-11 08:46

I cannot reproduce your issue with this package.
Have you removed caffeine-bzr before installing caffeine-systray?

qubodup commented on 2014-01-11 02:04

caffeine-systray does not work, unfortunately. The error was mentioned on but

ERROR:root:Could not find any typelib for AppIndicator3
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/caffeine", line 40, in <module>
import caffeine
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/caffeine/", line 126, in <module>
from caffeine.main import main
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/site-packages/caffeine/", line 59, in <module>
generic = GdkPixbuf.Pixbuf.new_from_file(caffeine.GENERIC_PROCESS_ICON_PATH)
NameError: name 'GdkPixbuf' is not defined

PhotonX commented on 2014-01-06 18:29

Looks like there will be no systray version since the bug report has been marked "Won't fix" and the developer is not even subscribed to it...

shimi commented on 2014-01-02 08:36

Please read the package description. caffeine-systray is intentionally an older version of caffeine, the last one supporting the traditional systray rather than appindicator. If you are looking for a newer version have a look at:

donniezazen commented on 2014-01-02 08:27

Caffeine 2.5 released

PhotonX commented on 2013-12-20 14:31

Whoever is using this, please vote for this bug: :)