Ubuntu :: Disabling Screensaver And Power Management In XFCE?

Jul 22, 2011

Because Ubuntu 11.04 is a bit heavy for the capabilities of my older desktop hardware, I am in the process of switching over to Xubuntu 11.04 going forward. I found the "sleep inhibit applet" very useful when I was using the Gnome DE, and was searching for a replacement in XFCE that doesn't require installing a bunch of Gnome libraries. I found a description of "caffeine" as a utility that seems to be what I'm looking for, but when I added the caffeine ppa to my repositories, and select it for installation in Synaptic, it wants to add a long list of Gnome-related components. Is there any quick way to temporarily disable the screensaver and power management functions in XCFE that doesn't depend on Gnome?

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Hardware :: Disabling USB Power Management For External HDD?

Mar 12, 2010

I am just trying to get a little help with a problem I have been having of late. I have an external Seagate drive (not a FreeAgent), which spins down, but won't wake up. I have googled for answers, and tried everything from sdparm to writing udev rules, but nothing seems to be helping. The most I have accomplished is keeping the drive alive for 45 minutes or so before it fails to respond. What's more, it won't mount on boot-up.I am wondering if this might be down to USB power management not playing nicely with the HD's power management. Is there any way to disable the USB power management?

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Fedora :: Screensaver/power Management Results In Logout?

Dec 22, 2010

I have searched for a solution to this issue (it's difficult to come up with a minimum number of search terms) and have found at least one person reporting it, but the solution is "check the xorg logfile" - which is entirely too vague, since I don't know what I'm looking for in the file. Here's the issue: The screensaver and/or power management appears to initiate a logout when I try to awaken the computer, whether the screensaver is still functioning or the screen has been turned off. Wither way, I jiggle the mouse, and it appears there is a crash (black screen with spinning mouse circle) resulting in a new login screen, which is entirely disruptive if I have software running, such as recording an audio stream with Audacity.

I'm using KDE with an OpenGL screensaver (antinspect) set to engage after 10 minutes. As for power settings, I am "letting powerdevil manage screen power saving." On the screen tab I have checked "Dim display when idle for more than [10] minutes." I have enabled display power management - standby after 20 minutes and power off after 30 minutes. (There are way too many options under KDE now, and I don't find an explanation of what the various "Profile Management" options do and what the tabs for "Actions" and "CPU and System" do differently from the "Screen" tab. I have an ATI 4650 video adapter. I'm not using a proprietary driver, since I've not been able to determine that there is one that will work with Fedora 14 (or any other Fedora, for that matter). The machine is a recent AMD (dual core 6000+) with 4Gb of memory.

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OpenSUSE :: Disabling Screen Lock / Enable Display Power Management?

Sep 14, 2009

I am a brand new user coming from the MS environment. My impression of openSUSE is that it is like moving into a new house that is well built but the rooms are full of half-constructed self-assembly furniture and appliances without any specific instructions. Nor is it clear which does what and whether all are needed or not. There is a town hall down the road where fellow homeowners gather to discuss what each has managed to deduce about putting their own furniture together. The town hall has a sort of library where thousands of pieces of paper with instructions are stored in an ad-hoc filing system

My latest problem is that I have created a screensaver via the "Configure Desktop" application and set "Enable display power management" and set some timeouts.However, I seem to be asked for a password to unlock the screen when I come back to my computer. I have spent 2 hours trying to find the place where I can disable screen password locking but to no avail. I am perplexed and frustrated at how such an obvious function is so ****ed hard to configure. This is the impression I am getting of Linux in general - it is novice user-hostile and badly organised.

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Debian Multimedia :: Dual Screen / XFCE - Only One Turns Off (power Management)

Feb 7, 2016

On a fresh install of Debian 8 with XFCE (with a NVIDIA GeForce 210 according to lspci, and a P7P55D Asus mainboard), I just added a second monitor. This second monitor does not switches off even though the first one does due to the Screensaver Preferences → Advanced → Off After 3 minutes.

The new screen is a HP Pavilion 25xw plugged in using a HDMI cord.

The old screen is a Philips 190S plugged in using a VGA cord.

The new screen (HP on HDMI) only goes blank when the old one (Philips VGA) turns off.

Two tests:

- on the same machine, I also have Windows XP: both screens turns off at the same time with the power management.
- I tried on Debian: Code: Select allsleep 5 && xrandr --output  HDMI-1 –off

It turns off the second monitor, so I know that it is possible to turn it off from my Debian.

How to set up the system so that both monitors power off when the machine is not used?

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Ubuntu :: Disabling Password Protection In Screensaver?

Apr 20, 2011

In order to save power,I want to leave the default(blank) screensaver active,in case I forget to close my monitor when the computer is running.However,the screensaver is,by default,password protected and I would like to disable this annoying feature(which is,anyway,useless for me).If I go to System>Preferences>Screensaver and uncheck "Lock screen when scrensaver is active",will this remove password protection from the screensaver?

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Ubuntu :: Power Profile/power Management App?

May 28, 2010

On the last release, I had this app installed where I could pick my power profile. I could use power conservatively, and performance would suffer a bit, but longer batt life,or I could have it automatically detect, or I could have the apps use all the power they want and then some. I'm looking to reinstall that app. What was the name of it?I can't remember, and so far, can't find.

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Fedora :: How To Install Screensaver In Xfce

Jun 2, 2011

where to extract my screensavers to in F14 Xfce?

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Ubuntu :: Xfce Screensaver Starts While Playing Video?

Aug 2, 2011

I recently switched to using xfce. Since then, every time i'm watching a video the screensaver turns on after 10 minutes. Is it possible to disable this behavior when playing a video, but still have the screensaverctivate when i'm not doing anything?I'm starting to get really annoyed, as i don't have a tv, i use my pc for everything.I don't know if it matters, but i'm using mplayer

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Ubuntu :: Disabling The Low Power Beep On Installation?

Mar 11, 2010

It is extremely load and aggravating. My version 9.10. I am have no other issues with the internal speaker besides the low power beep. I have tried: blacklist pcspkr in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf (actually was already done in 9.10) in gconf-editor gone to apps gnome-power manager, unchecked low power notification

gone to sound preferences muted alert volume. If this was a desktop i would just physically disable the internal speaker, but i don't want to open up my laptop do to possible difficulty of reassembly.

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Ubuntu :: Screensaver/power Saver Odd Behavior?

Apr 2, 2010

I have a screensaver set to run after 10 minutes and then the screen is set to turn off after 30 minutes, but it seems that it never consistently stays off (after the 30 minutes), and very often turns back on and runs the screensaver instead. It seems to be in an endless cycle without me doing anything to wake it. Is there any way to fix this? It's killing my power usage. Karmic, core2duo, nvidia 7600GT gfx cards using latest nvidia drivers (but also happened on 190, and I think 185)

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Ubuntu :: Power Management In Karmic?

Jan 27, 2010

Alright this is not a huge issue but a rather annoying one. I hook my laptop up to my lcd to watch movies all of the time. The problem is though I have selected and reselected many times for the screen to not power off after so many minutes of inactivity. But for some reason it doesnt work. If i set it to an 1 it still like every 5 minutes turns off my screen. Im running 9.10 on a toshiba satellite with an intel graphics card.

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Ubuntu :: Power Management Has No Effect?

May 15, 2010

I have a laptop with 10.04 installed. When it is plugged in with AC Power, the screen fades black after a few minutes and locks up after about 10 minutes (shows a dialog for passwd when back).This gets really annoying when listening a movie or just reading text.System->Preferences->Power Management is set to "never" for everything.gconf-editor->apps->gnome-power-management is set to "0" for everything finishing with *_ac.

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Ubuntu :: How To Disable Power Management

Sep 22, 2010

I am wanting to completely disable Power Management, can I do it through the GUI? I am a former OpenSuSE user & am use to YaST. So it is a little hard finding ways to edit some settings.

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Ubuntu :: Power Management In Kubuntu 10.10?

Oct 12, 2010

I just did a fresh installation of Kubuntu 10.10 on a laptop last night, which has a 1.6GHz Intel Core Duo CPU.

I was very disappointed to find that there appears to be no way to configure CPU frequency scaling in the System Settings. There were options for this in 10.04.

I prefer to have the CPU running at maximum speed when running on A/C. In Maverick, however, I have had to resort to installing cpufreq-utils, and setting the CPU cores to 'performance' from the command line.

I like this laptop a lot, but even many simple games run sluggishly if the CPU cores are not set to run at max GHz. (As a matter of fact, this machine is much more sluggish even with CPU cores running at maximum in 10.10 than was the case in 10.04.)

I wonder why such an important option would have been removed from the power management settings?

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Ubuntu :: Power Management Not Work

Dec 25, 2010

when i get the Graphics device driver on, then the power management not work. it can not change the CPU frequencies, and it can not change the LCD backlight and save the change. I try a lot, install laptop-mode-tools,and change thd setting, it still not work...

ubuntu 10.04.1
linux 2.6.32-27-generic
i5 460m CPU
ATI HD5470

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Ubuntu :: Power Management Not Suspending?

May 30, 2011

Ok, I am running a file server that can be accessed throughout the house. I was able to successfully wake from suspend and it works beautifully. Now what I need the computer to do is go to sleep after lets say 30 minutes of inactivity so that I never have to touch the computer and it will use minimal power until I need it.

Anyhow, I tried to set the settings in Power management and the only thing that happens is the display turns off. the suspend on the desktop works fine, I can type in sudo pm-suspend and that works fine. but the computer just wont go to suspend automatically by way of the power manager.

I have tried changing the /etc/pm/config.d/00sleep_module to say SLEEP_MODULE="uswsusp", but that only made the computer go into some crazy linux mode that I had to reboot from. I had to change SLEEP_MODULE="kernel" (actually, I left it blank as it is the default).

I also turned off my screensaver so there wouldn't be any confusion from that.

I also ran cat /var/log/pm-powersave.log and I got a long list with the following being one of the main texts that kept repeating. "/usr/lib/pm-utils/power.d/sched-powersave false:**sched policy powersave OFF"

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Fedora :: Gnome - Screensaver Will Not Activate On Battery Power

Jul 20, 2009

I have gnome-screensaver on fedora 10 on an intel mac (laptop) under power, screensaver works fine. On battery, the screensaver never activates, it will eventually go to sleep though. I'm kind of new to fedora.

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Ubuntu :: Power Management Screen Not Turning Off?

May 12, 2010

I have an issue where the screen on my laptop will not shut off with the power management tool. The Default Power Manager does not have an option for this.My screen will go blank after a set amount of time, but the lcd-backlight will remain on. I would want the power manager to shut the screen off completely (including turning off the lcd backlight) without shutting down the computer it-self. So the computer can continue to do what I left it to do in the case I forget to close the lid. With the screen shut off completely, will preserve the life of the back light and reduce power consumption.

Is there a better power manager app that will allow me to do this a tweak to the existing default power manager that will allow the functionality I am seeking? laptop was perfectly able to do this under a win-xp environment, so I know the machine is physically capable of doing this. Note: My WinXP OS and Ubuntu OS are on seperate physical drives so there is no dual boot issues. So when I am using one there is no trace of the other present

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Missing Power Management Buttons?

Jul 6, 2010

when I boot up ubuntu, the suspend and hibernate buttons will be missing and the alsa stuff wont work. When I select shutdown or restart or log out from the power menu ( the one that's missing the 2
buttons) it only logs off the user. I've tried reinstalling the kernel and updating grub for a solution to no avail. The only way to shutdown the system when this occurs is through a sudo halt command in terminal. I may have to use the command a few times until the computer will boot with sound and all of the suspend/hibernate buttons in place.

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Ubuntu :: Disable Power Management Daemon?

Apr 27, 2011

I have Lucid Lynx with Gnome and Kernel 2.6.32 installed. Which probelms can I get if I disable Power Manager (Power management daemon) from the startup?

BTW does
xset -dpms s off do the same thing like disable Power Manager in the Starup Applications or DPMS is just for the Monitor?

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Ubuntu :: Turning Off WiFi Power Management?

Jul 5, 2011

I am having some serious speed/connection issues with my laptop's WiFi card, and it has been suggested to me to disable power management for it, just as an experiment. However, when I run "sudo iwconfig wlan2 power off," I receive the error:

"Error for wireless request "Set Power Management" (8B2C) : SET failed on device wlan2 ; Operation not permitted."

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Ubuntu :: Power Management Battery Shut Down?

Jul 17, 2011

I am running 10.04 on an Acer Aspire One

Since my upgrade from Lucid my battery icon displays permanent full charge even when running without AC power. When the battery runs out, this leads to an immediate violent shut down, everything dies at once.

My power management settings for running on battery are as follows;

1 hour
Blank Screen
10 MIns

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General :: Power Management Not Working In Ubuntu 10.04

Aug 3, 2010

I've recently installed Ubuntu 10.04 and found the following problem: power management doesn't appear to be working. If I'm away from my computer for only a few moments, the screen is on dim when I return and I have to log on again. I've set the following states in Power Management: NEVER SWITCH OFF SCREEN and haven't ticked the DIM WHEN IDLE BOX. Can anyone help with this problem - it's infuriating. Meanwhile, I've gone back to Ubuntu 9.10 ...

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OpenSUSE :: Power Management Is Incompetent

Mar 21, 2010

I have selected to power down the monitor after 30 minutes, and suspend the computer after an hour. It does not work. With Beagle not running (more below), the monitor powers down after 30 minutes as expected. But then later (probably after an hour?) it powers up again and stays that way. Not exactly what I envisioned.I have removed Beagle from the set of running processes. The process list ("ps ax") shows Beagle as a serious consumer of CPU time, far more than any other process. (At termination it was at 500:00; the next most hungry process was /usr/bin/Xorg at 10:00. Most barely get over 0:01.) It introduces these problems:

1. after some amount of system idle time (it is about 5 - 10 minutes) Beagle starts consuming vast wodges of CPU time. I have dual core AMD 5200; both CPUs run up to about 70% usage until I do anything, like move the mouse. Then the usage drops back to the usual 5 - 10%.
2. When Beagle is thrashing the CPUs, the power management monitor thinks the system is busy. And powers down nothing.

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OpenSUSE :: Power Management Options For UPS?

Sep 29, 2010

I've attached a UPS to my server through USB. and sure enough up came a tab in Power Management Preferences for the UPS -- great.

There are power low options as follows:

"When UPS power is low"
"When UPS power is critically low"

The UPS sends a message to the computer when a threshold you set in the UPS is reached, in my case 25% of battery left.

The obvious guess is that this warning from the UPS is the "When UPS power is low" however, I don't know. It's just a guess.

Looking further at the data I can get from the UPS the battery data is as follows:

battery.charge: 100
battery.charge.low: 25
battery.charge.warning: 50
battery.runtime: 760


However, again, that's just a guess from what would make sense.

So my first question is, is there a way to know this information, and is there a place were these critical points are set, or are they all from the UPS. I'm guess there are some settings somewhere because not all UPSs are going to be able to supply this information. Some may only supply a battery level or some just a warning message so there must be some configuration for this somewhere.

My 2nd question is a probably a little harder to know the answer to. After getting this to work I wanted the added functionality of nut so I installed it and got it working and it uses the On UPS Power panel as far as I can tell.

Through all the nut documentation it talks about powering down on once the battery level reaches the critical point (I assume that is "When UPS power is critically low"). I don't see anywhere however where it mentions handling "When UPS power is low" so now the question comes up, will it have any effect at all with nut installed, i.e. what will happen?

Of course I can just "pull the plug" and start finding this stuff out but Linux is all about having the information and "knowing" (assuming all works as it should) I am asking to find out where this information would be -- and become smarter for it

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General :: Power Management In Openbox?

Jun 16, 2011

I'm fairly used to working with Fluxbox.There,if I want to let myself suspend the computer, all I have to do is add something like Code:[exec] (suspend) {sudo /usr/sbin/pm-suspend}to my .fluxbox/menu and it works like a charm, after having added me to the sudoers. I nstalled openbox earlier today because I was having some font rendering issues in flux and I've been trying to find a way to add something similar to my menu without success. I added this to .config/openbox/menu.xml:

<item label="suspend">
<action name="Execute">


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Slackware :: Power Management On Laptops?

Apr 17, 2010

I've got a new netbook - Dell Inspiron mini 1011. I have installed slackware 13 on it. According to dell's website its battery should last up to 9 hours:Quote:Mini 10 offers up to 9.5 hours of battery life1 to keep you on the go.I understand that it depends on a variety of factors and these are just testing estimations that will probably never be achieved IRL.For 95% of the time I don't run X on it. Just emacs (gnus), nethack, elinks. If I do run X, it's fluxbox. The average battery time is 2hrs - 2.5hrs. I understand that Slackware 13 is not designed specifically for netbooks, but 2hrs is way off the 9-hour estimation. Either the battery is faulty, or it's the power management issue. Before I deal with the battery, I'd like to ask you for some suggestions on improving the power management. The acpi and acpid are installed on the system. Are there any packages that would improve the battery performance? Or perhaps some config options?I believe that recompiling the kernel would improve it, wouldn't it? What options I'd have to set/unset?P.S.Unfortunately, once I checked the netbook is ok, I removed WinXP that came with it, so can't compare with it.

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Slackware :: Where Is Power Management Setup In KDE?

May 4, 2011

This is very likely a silly question but .. where is the power management setup in KDE? I have set it up before in Slackware 13.1 but now that I'm running 13.37 I'd like to set it up again but can't seem to recall where to set it up.

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Ubuntu / Apple :: Macbook Pro 5 - 4 Battery / Power Management

May 2, 2010

I am having several problems with what i believe to be gnome-power-management. Power management will randomly say that either i do, or don't have a battery. This means that the icon in the notification area does not appear, and I can not access the settings for on battery power. also, when i tell Ubuntu to suspend, it just goes to the screensaver and nothing happens. conky is still able to read the battery just fine, its power management thats having problems.

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