Suspension not inhibited while transfering file over LAN
Sorry if the issue report is too long, is in the wrong place or something else. I tried to adhere to the guidelines. This is the first time I report an issue.
Description of issue:
- When left untouched for a while, a laptop running a linux distro with the GNOME Desktop will enter sleep/suspend mode.
- Sleep/suspend mode disconnects the laptop from the network (in this case wired)
- It is natural to leave a laptop untouched while transfering large files (via LAN or otherwise)
- This does not prevent sleep/suspend while transfer is ongoing.
- Sleep/suspend occurs.
- File transfer is cancelled due to sleep/suspend.
- User returns to laptop, finding an incomplete transfer. Transfer does not restart.
- User has to start over.
Lenovo laptop running Ubuntu 18.04 with GNOME Desktop connected to LAN Network via cable. No extensions or anything.
Desktop PC running Windows 10 connected to LAN via cable.
Steps to reproduce
On Windows: Share a "large" folder on the LAN Network and make sure you have read permissions enabled. (Right-click desired folder -> Properties -> 'Sharing' tab.) The folder should be large enough for the Linux PC to enter sleep/suspend before the file transfer is over.
On Linux: Enter the shared folder from Nautilus ('+ Other locations' -> connect to server -> smb:// )
Copy the desired folder to the local disk
Wait until the linux box sleeps/suspends.
Log in, transfer is failed.
- Don't enter sleep/suspend mode while transfering files over a network.
- Consider turning the screen off only, if left idle while transfering.