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I think I agree with Gilles, but here is my reaction to the specific example: Since some resent upgrades of my Debian testing/bullseye distribution, my user gets logged out while in sleep-mode (lid closed) [... name and version of desktop used, etc ...] Does anyone know how to fix this or which package is responsible for this behavior? The version ...


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Protocols tend to fall between the gaps between Stack Exchange sites. Super User and Server Fault are fine for questions about configuring software to support a protocol, but questions about the protocol itself are usually off-topic. Unix & Linux accepts architecture questions that SU and SF would reject. Questions about protocols fit under this ...


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Off-topic: “When I do X, Y happens. It shouldn't. Fix it.” (Even if you happen to know that the maintainer hangs around here, this is not a bug tracker.) Off-topic: “When I do X, Y happens. It shouldn't. How can I fix the offending program?” (This is not a programming site, and even on a programming site, this is only ok if the bug has been narrowed down to ...


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I do not see why they would not. First, it is hard to be sure you are facing a bug, reported or not, or another glitch involving something else (hardware, firmware, etc.). Not to mention that if it becomes clear that you are facing a bug, the community can advice and help you, to actually report the bug if it is not known, or to know that you are facing a ...


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I don't see why not. Of course, this site shouldn't be used to actually report bugs. Those should be reported using whatever bug tracking system the relevant project uses, but asking for a workaround is fine. In any case, it's often hard to know if what you're facing is a bug or a misconfigured system. Perhaps your issue with your user being logged out on ...


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It’s been established that a question can be on-topic on multiple Stack Exchange sites simultaneously.  Jeff’s answer here focuses on whether certain questions are on-topic at Stack Overflow, which is not what this question asks.  Gilles’s answer to What is the current consensus on programming questions? does not, in my interpretation, really support Jeff’s ...


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I'm going to suggest that programming questions are in-scope at Stack Overflow. It seems to me that you're "below" the level of the API, which was covered a few years ago in: What is the current consensus on programming questions? Happily, there are several Linux kernel MMIO questions there already, indicating some (potentially larger) community there than ...


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