Fedora :: 14 - Overriding Power Management Preferences - Settings Are Set To Never Put The Monitor To Sleep

Nov 17, 2010

I have an odd problem since preupgrading from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14.

My power management settings are set to never put the monitor to sleep, yet after a certain amount of time, lo and behold, the Fedora box has gone blank and I have to enter my user information and password to get back to my gnome session.

In the power management preferences I have "never" selected for both putting the computer or display to sleep.

In the screensaver preferences "Lock Screen After" is *not* checked. (And if I click "advanced" I also note that "Power Management Enabled" is also *not* checked).

I'd just as soon not have to "log on" to this machine every time I'm away from it for a while.

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Apr 19, 2010

When I change the "Put display to sleep when in active for" it seems to make no difference. The screen goes to sleep when it wants. Some times in the middle of watching a dvd (after about 10 mins when it is set to 1 hour).Could this be done by terminal, perhaps there is a problem between entering in the GUI and actually telling the machine.

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Jun 15, 2009

I just upgraded from FC10 to FC11 (32-bit) on an old Dell laptop. I set my power management settings (in Gnome) to turn the monitor off after some idle period but always leave the computer running and the hard drives powered. I also set my screen saver to a blank screen. I noticed that the screen saver does come on (turning the screen black), but the monitor back lighting never goes off. I tried different idle times for the power management settings (I usually set it to 1 min, but some other posts implied that 11 mins might work). I should also mention that this is after I've logged into a user account, not sitting at the login screen.

I didn't have this problem in FC10 (the monitor would actually turn off) so I figured it was a bug in FC11, but I can't seem to find a thread addressing this issue. I've found some what similar threads, but none mentioning this particular problem.

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Jun 1, 2011

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May 22, 2011

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Aug 15, 2011

Just found my PC with screen fully lit a good half-hour after leaving it. Went into "system settings" and checked the power-management settings and, as I expected, there were no management profiles. "Here we go again" I thought and logged off and then back on again. Checked the settings and there was "performance", the only one available. As usual in this situation, I'd tried "restore default profiles" and there were none.

Why does this profile keep getting lost in this manner? Where is it (and defaults if any?) supposed to be stored?

Graham Davis, Bracknell, Berks.
openSUSE 11.4 (32-bit); KDE 4.7.0; AMD Phenom II X2 550 Processor;
Video: nVidia GeForce 210; Sound: ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA);
Wireless: BCM4306

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Oct 16, 2009

I am facing problem with the fresh installation of Fedora 11. (I have moved from Fedora 9). When I try to view videos on ..... or use the Cheese Webcam Booth, I get blurred lines on the screen and I am unable to see any video or pic.

Also I noticed that the when i go to System > Preferences>Display, it shows me UNKOWN MONIOR.

However, if I got to System>Administration>Display and enter the su password, it shows me correct monitor and the graphics driver.

I am not sure if my original is related to the Unknown Monitor.

I also tried to install Nvidia driver but it crashed the xserver and I had remove the driver.

My Monitor is LG 700E and Graphics card is from intel. as I am not able watch any video.

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Jul 9, 2010

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May 28, 2011

I just did an upgrade from F13 to F14.[*] Now, power management (in Gnome) does not work any more. For example, when pressing the power button, there is just a 'Cancel' button (no button for shut down, suspend, hibernate), in Gnome menu there is no possibility to shut down, and in 'gnome-power-preferences' most options do not work at all. For example, there is no other option than 'Blank screen' for 'When laptop lid is closed' action. When starting 'gnome-power-preferences' with '--verbose' parameter, I get following error messages:

Cannot add option, as cannot suspend.


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Mar 29, 2010

How to disable the power management in fedora 12, so that lcd/monitor should not go to sleep/off when system is idle?

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Jun 4, 2011

I've just [up?]graded from F14 (Fedora 14) to F15 - actually a fresh install, - but now I don't know how to set Power Management in F15.

Are there any F15 users out there that use Power Management?

I'd like my laptop to run when the lid is closed instead of going to sleep and stop the hard drive from spinning down, because it's got hardware encryption on it and it doesn't like to sleep and then be woken up. In fact, I'd like to completely avoid any kind of sleep.

It looks like Fedora 15 is quite fancy but missing a lot of basic features that even Fedora 14 and earlier had (unless I'm somehow unable to find these features in an obvious place). If I can't figure out how to do power management I'll have to upgrade back to F14.

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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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Jun 1, 2011

I'm trying to enable power management on my ATI Radeon HD 3650 video card (GPU: ATI RV635; see my Smolt profile). I'm using the open-source radeon driver (xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.14.1-1.20110504gita6d2dba6.fc15).I've followed the instructions found on the Arch Linux Wiki.In order to verify if power management really works, I've tried to enable the "low" power profile through these commands:


echo profile > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method
echo low > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_profile

I've also added the above-mentioned commands to /etc/rc.local to have them executed at startup.Although this page on the X.Org Wiki says that power management on my video card is supported by the radeon driver, GPU clock frequency doesn't seem to decrease: cat /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/radeon_pm_info reports


$ cat /sys/kernel/debug/dri/0/radeon_pm_info
default engine clock: 725000 kHz
current engine clock: 722250 kHz
default memory clock: 500000 kHz


Also, enabling dynamic frequency switching through


echo dynpm > /sys/class/drm/card0/device/power_method

seems to have no effect. how to actually enable power management on my GPU?

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Fedora :: Can't Find Any Proper Power Management Options

Jun 1, 2011

I can't find any proper power management options on Fedora 15, only really basic simple options under the Advanced tab of the Screensaver.Where can I change the Power Management settings in F15?I'd like to set it so that

- screen powers down on closing the lid only, else never powers down / or after a certain time.
- the machine never powers down, either on AC or on battery.
- screen dims on battery after some time, but no on AC.
- hard drive never powers down.

I previously used Fedora 14 and earlier version on my laptops, and could easily set these power management either through the Screensaver, or directly from another menu.Also, I enabled the "Blank Screen Only" mode in the Screensaver, and disabled the "Lock Screen After", but it still asks for a password after some time. How can I stop that?

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Jun 2, 2011

I just upgraded to f15 x86_64. I use a VPCCEB3Z1E vaio laptop and I noticed that my laptop can't last more than half past an hour running from battery in wireless productivity (just surfing the net and make some word processing, so nothing so heavy...) I use kde 4, installed cpupowerutils (replacement for cpufrequtils), put the modules acpi_cpufreq, cpufreq-ondemand -powersave and the other governors in /etc/rc.d/rc.local for loading them at boot. Edited profiles in powerdevil (every profile has cpupowerutils freq-set -g and the name of a governor) but i still notice no changes. How I can get a better power management on this laptop? Fan still runs at high speed.

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Jul 12, 2011

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May 31, 2010

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May 28, 2010

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Fedora :: Display 'sleep' Ignoring User's Settings?

Aug 8, 2011

installed Fedora 14 on my desktop a couple of days ago. For the most part, it seems to be fine, but I've got a problem with the 'put display to sleep when inactive for' setting. From the desktop, I've tried going to system/preferences/power management, where I've set the display to go to sleep when inactive for 30 minutes - however, it instead goes to sleep after five minutes. The same applies whether I set it to 10m, 30m, 1hr or never.

Having looked online, someone mentioned gconf-editor as a fix to another issue, so I decided to give that a try as well. Under /apps/gnome-power-manager/timeout, I tried setting sleep_display_ac, sleep_display_battery and sleep_display_ups each to 1800 ("The amount of time in seconds before the display goes to sleep" - 30mins, by my maths) on the off-chance that the OS had incorrectly detected the power source, but the display again went to sleep after five minutes.

If it makes any difference, I'm not using a screensaver, and I think the kernel I have installed is (that's what's given in System Monitor). I've also tried running yum update, again just on the off-chance it'd fix something, but everything is up to date.

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Dec 23, 2010

I'm not sure, but I think this is hardware. Anyway, I have two different boxen running FC14. One has a Nvidia 9800, the other a Nvidia NV96. The former I use as a desktop, the latter a server. I've let the server go with whatever the system autodetects for video, but the desktop I've played with a ton: nouveau, nvidia, etc.

Anyway, since I upgraded both to, both go to sleep at some point during rhgb. I can't find anything in boot.log, messages, or what have you to try. This happens even if I go to runlevel 3, so unless I'm misunderstanding the boot sequence, this is way before X starts.

Now, just upgraded to tonight, and the behavior slightly changed. Before, it would show the rhgb loading screen for a few, but then the monitor would sleep before it completed. As of this kernel, it just goes to sleep right away.

The only quirky thing I can think is that I'm running DVI out into a KVM. I have been making sure to have the machine as the active video when it boots, so it should still be able to feed EDID info to the machine, but I did notice when trying to track down nouveau/nvidia problems on the desktop that X was having trouble reading my EDID all the sudden.

I'm assuming there's some automagic default now that's putting my monitor out of range. The only way I've been able to keep the desktop running is to not have the nvidia driver installed, but also not have a driver type specified in xorg.conf. If I do that *and* specify a modelines, I can boot with rhgb off at runlevel 3, then manually start X. From the Xorg.0.log, it appears to be falling back to vesa, which is the only thing that works.

How can I debug this? If the monitor sleeps but there are no messages in boot.log, messages, or Xorg.0.log, how can I even figure out what rhgb is doing?

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Jun 28, 2011

I'm coming over from Ubuntu and am experiencing the same power issue I had there, only there doesn't seem to be a setting in Gconf in Fedora like there was in Ubuntu that can fix it. You know how the system determines whether or not to hibernate based on the amount of time the battery has been unplugged? Well there's a bug in Gnome that makes it say I have only two minutes left on a full battery,

so if I ever unplug my laptop it immediately goes in to hibernation. Now in Ubuntu there was a Gconf Editor setting that could be changed so that it went by percentage, but this option seems to be gone in Fedora. I have Gconf Editor installed but I can't find the setting anywhere.

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Jan 26, 2009

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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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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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