So my HipChat client on Linux never seems to go idle. This causes messages that are sent to me at night (a non-trivial number of them because of time-zone differences) to always be sent to my Linux box instead of my phone or my email. I have a strong feeling that this is something wonky with my setup, since I'm using anything but the traditional flavors – specifically I'm running ArchLinux, AwesomeWM, and slock as my screen locker. I'm pretty sure one of the things is not sending a D-Bus message or dropping a file somewhere to tell the rest of the programs that I'm no longer at the computer. I think I can figure out what's happening if I can track backwards from where HipChat wants to find the idle status
The HipChat client I'm using is 18.104.22.1682-1 (from AUR)
Unfortunately, there are some known issues with detecting idle on certain flavors of Linux. We have a public issue for it at https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/HCPUB-2071.
You can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org and our team will help try to diagnose what might be going wrong in your specific instance. Sometimes, it can be a server-side session problem interfering with your idleness, so that might be your best bet.
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