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.
even after applying the patch from this thread [URL] my battery is still not displaying an icon and a tab is not present on the power manager. I use an ibook g3 dual usb. though i didn't restart after applying the patch as it was not mentioned to do so.
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  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.
I am using Fedora 12. Prior to this I was using Ubuntu 9.10. In Fedora 12, I am facing a problem with battery power. Sometimes when it is fully charged I remove the power cord, battery power comes down to 40%-41%. It never happened with Ubuntu, which gave quite a good battery performance. My question is when it is showing Laptop Battery 100% i.e. fully charged, if I remove the cord why it comes down to 40%-41% (and always in this range).
based distros but never tried it in others. I am wondering if I can complete this guide in Fedora 15. In order for Linux to be my primary OS (Which I'd really like it to be) I need to be able to see how much battery power I have. If all the packages are available how I can download them and what not so that I can get my battery power back up.
How does the Battery Power Meter works.As I know that the APCI is control by software.so my question is the battery connected also to other place on the board and send signal for how much power left.or every motherboard that have APCI "Enabled" can recognize only from the DC power connector how much left. if yes, in what why it recognized.
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.
There's an OSS screensaver on windows that I love called PixelCity (links:blog post, github). it's pretty cool. and it runs fine on my Ubuntu (Karmic 9.10) with wine.Is there a way I can tell the gnome-screensaver about it so I can use it as one of my screensavers? I'm still fairly new to Gnome and the whole "screensavers as themes" thing is still confusing me.I've found my themesdir and tried to create a .desktop file for it, but obviously I've gotten something wrong as it just doesn't show when I open the screensaver prefs dialog, no error, no message, it's just not there.
Installing the xscreensaver packages added the extra screensavers I was missing, and I'm a pixelcity away from perfection..Of course the perfect solution would be if someone ported the screensaver natively to linux, which shouldn't be too hard as the source is open, it already runs on openGL and tries to confine most windows stuff to a single file. But I don't know C++ or 3D code or win/linux internals so I wouldn't know where to start..
I'm running Fedora 12 and the last couple days I have noticed my screensaver will not start anymore. I did a yum update a few days ago don't know if there is a connection between the two. I've just started to Google the topic. Found different culprits ranging from dbus problems to buggy code.
I'm using a x86_64 PC running kernel 220.127.116.11-170.fc12.x86_64. My Gnome version is 2.28.2. The Gnome-screensaver version is 2.28.3-1.fc12.x86_64.
I was wondering how to create a GNOME screensaver from a video file? I don't really care what video format the screensaver creator supports because I can always transcode the video with ffmpeg or mencoder. I also, don't care if the creator uses proprietary formats such as mpeg, mpeg4, avi, etc. I do however want the program to create an installable screensaver.
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)
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?
I am running a cli only based laptop for a special project; however, is there any terminal based simple text or GUI applications that will give me power remaining and other information about the battery? Looking for: power remaining, total power, WATTS, AMPS, etc.just the basic items and some other items, nothing to fancy.
I have a starling netbook, but I have the regular ubuntu interface on it. I normally have it plugged into a power source, but now it is unplugged. As I remember, at one time there was an icon on the top bar that showed you how much battery life you have left, but now I don't see it. How do I get info on the percent of power I have left?
I know how to set and have set my net-book gz5 running on lucid to stay on at all times.however unlike in xubuntu I don't have the option to change when the computer is critically low. I don't have the room to install xubuntu with my preferred gnome desktop wondered if anyone out thee knows where if there is a .config file that I can dictate the percentage of battery life before being considered critically low. ei now it seems to consider itself low at 15% which robs me of about 2 hours of usage id like to set it around 1%
I have no Wifi on Battery Power?My wifi quits when power cord is pulled? I plug in the power cord and wifi works again?Dell XPS 16 1645 Ubuntu 10.10Much appreciated for a link to solve the problem or instructions
I'm running 11.04 on my Dell SXPS 1645. Today I unplugged my laptop from AC power a few times and after about 10 minutes, Ubuntu would hang, not responding to anything. Frozen mouse, frozen keys. The ONLY thing I could do to get it out was to do a hard hardware restart by holding down the power button.
It happened twice on Skype (and I thought it was just the buggy 2.2 beta that was hanging my beautiful OS), once while installing a printer, and once while I was just futzin around on firefox.
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;
I've got a problem with my laptop and I finally decided to try to solve it. My computer sometimes (not everytime) freezes. It's just when I'm using battery power. I figured out that this is not connected with some specific action (e.g. some app crash), it can freeze 1 minute after start or 10 minutes, I think it's random. I've checked my /var/log/messages.log file and these are the last messages before freeze (exactly at 9:16:15):
Code: Jun 1 07:16:09 localhost rtkit-daemon: Successfully made thread 3472 of process 3472 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '120' high priori$ Jun 1 07:16:09 localhost rtkit-daemon: Successfully made thread 3473 of process 3472 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '120' RT at prior$ Jun 1 07:16:09 localhost rtkit-daemon: Successfully made thread 3474 of process 3472 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '120' RT at prior$ Jun 1 07:16:09 localhost rtkit-daemon: Successfully made thread 3475 of process 3472 (/usr/bin/pulseaudio) owned by '120' RT at prior$ Jun 1 09:16:09 localhost gdm-simple-greeter: Gtk-WARNING: gtkwidget.c:6794: widget not within a GtkWindow Jun 1 09:16:09 localhost gdm-simple-greeter: WARNING: Unable to read from file /etc/arch-release Jun 1 09:16:09 localhost gdm-simple-greeter: Gtk-WARNING: gtk_widget_size_allocate(): attempt to allocate widget with width -47 and h$ Jun 1 09:16:11 localhost logger: ACPI action undefined: BAT1 I'm using Arch Linux x64, Gnome Shell and have the newest updates.
What's wrong with my laptop? Where should I look for errors?
I'm running the latest slackware64-current on my Dell laptop (Inspiron 1420). I rarely run it on battery power, so I don't know when this behavior started, but now it seems when I'm on battery power the hard drive likes to spin down and then spin up. This is not after 5 minutes or so of inactivity. This is 30 seconds of inactivity because I'm reading a web page or something. There is a noticable delay in the response of the system as a whole when the drive is having to spin back up. I'm also using xfce-4.6.2 with the xfce power manager. I've checked the settings, and I don't see anything about spinning down the hard drives. I've also looked through some ACPI rules, but I'm coming up empty.
Fresh new installation of squeeze on an MSI Wind U100 netbook.Everything works fine, except resuming from hibernate when on battery power. The netbook starts loading the hibernate info after grub booting, then the screen goes blank and the netbook reboots.The unusual thing is that resuming from hibernate works when on AC power.Could not find anything interesting in /var/log/messages
I recently bought a 12-cell (extended-life) battery for my HP dv8000 AMD Turion64 laptop. While the extra battery life is spectacular, the machine is virtually unusable when not plugged in. Either the hardware or the OS (I'm not sure which) seems to view each of the 12 cells as a separate battery, so whenever a cell nears depletion and the machine prepares to transition to the next cell, the computer slows to a standstill, as though it were shifting into an extreme version of Powersave mode. This can last for several minutes at a time, during which period all I can do is stare helplessly at my screen.
I have all but disabled Powersave features in the Power Management applet, setting the laptop to Performance mode on both AC and battery power, with Powersave only kicking in below 10%. So that isn't the source of the problem. I have also disabled Compositing and all desktop effects, except the mouse pointer application-icon animations that appear when I open an application, which I can't figure out how to disable. All this to no avail.
Plug the machine back in and it zips along at a merry Linux pace. I don't want to keep it plugged in all the time, though, because a) this is a laptop and therefore should be mobile; and b) keeping a charged battery plugged in drastically shortens its battery life. Besides, this is a brand-new battery; it should still be working fine.
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.
For example if my netbook runs on AC i would like it to start emesene, Skype etc. on system startup, but if it runs on Battery i want different startup programs - less of the same programs basically -.Is there some script i could use for this purpose?
Under "Power Management Preferences" > "On Battery Power" > "When battery power is critically low" : We have several options : Suspend, Hibernate, Shutdown; but we don't have the do nothing option.Does any one know if i can disable all these actions so the computer will do nothing when the battery power is critically low? May be by a terminal command?
I'm having a huge performance decrease when I'm on Battery Power. Plugged in this thing runs AMAZING, HDMI with HD video, I can run compiz 3d, full desktop advanced effects, HD video from ....., you name it. Just when I pull the cable out it slows down. I tried disabling ATI powerplay but that didnt help.
Is there a way I can toggle the performance, so that I can get "plugged in level performance" even when i'm on battery power? I'm not too bothered about how long the battery lasts. I'm usually always near an outlet.