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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OpenSUSE :: Unable To Disable Display Power Management?

Jan 6, 2010

I want to disable display power management.

I tried to achieve this by disabling 'Enable display power management' checkbox in the 'Configure Desktop -> Display -> Power Control' KDE configuration dialog. That didn`t help and display still goes into standby mode after some period of inactivity. Also, I tried to disable dpms functionality by calling 'xset -dpms'. That didn`t help too. Note that 'xset dpms force standby'

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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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Jul 31, 2009

I've got a rather annoying problem with OpenSUSE 11.1 x86_64, I can't turn off the display power management! I've tried from the KDE 3 and 4 settings as well as GNOME, and finally YaST2. There's nothing in monitor's controls (the buttons on the monitor itself). The actual GUI controls in KDE/GNOME/YaST2 work (as opposed to being grayed out or disabled) and the system doesn't complain when I hit apply/OK, but every time I disable display power management, I wait about 15 minutes and sure enough, the screen blanks. I've checked and made sure the screen saver is disabled, I've looked for a setting to change in the YaST2 sysconfig editor and the kernel settings app, but can't seem to find anything. The only other thing I can think of is to try the acpi=off kernel boot option. I'd rather not resort to that. Anyone know if there is some super secret hidden setting somewhere that might be overriding everything else? Could this be some sort of ACPI incompatibility issue?

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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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Sep 11, 2010

How to temporarily lock CPU speed or stop power management? There is no /etc/init.d/powernowd

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May 28, 2010

I run V11.1 on a minimalised install on a stick with TWM, no KDE at all but I cant get rid of the screen shutdown after about 20 minutes. Also I have several other boxes with v11.1 with KDE and still cant get rid of these screen shut downs.I dont believe this is coming from the bios in these machines. they are all Intel D945 MBs with some sort of Nvidea cards.

My app normal runs with no user mouse or input and is pocessor intensive.I would like to retain the power shutdown and reboot capability from comand line.I realise its not as simple as pulling symlinks of of the init levels in the new complicated distros, but I was suprised the non kde twm install still shuts down the screen.So I want a low level level fix that will remove anything kicked off by init that will derate the system performance or turn off the screen.

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Ubuntu :: Power Management / Display Sleeps Too Quickly?

Jul 21, 2010

I am having a problem watching videos and such in 10.04 LTS, In power management I have display set to sleep in 1 hr but it is going to sleep every 10 minuets and prompting for my password everytime I make a mouse or keyboard movement. Makes it kind of difficult to watch a video.

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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 :: Power Management Settings At Login Screen?

Nov 26, 2010

How do you set power management (suspend/sleep time is what I'm after) that applies at the login screen?

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Debian Multimedia :: Prevent Power Management While In Login Screen

Feb 6, 2011

I'm running Squeeze with Gnome & GDM3. After 1 h my laptop automatically suspends while in the login screen (GDM3; so no user login). I want to prevent that, since this machine also has a server role. how this can be prevented?

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Fedora :: Stop Power Management Adjusting Screen Brightness?

Jul 12, 2011

I have Fedora 15 gnome 3 installed on my new laptop. When my system runs on battery my power management keeps changing my screen brightness. It keeps dimming my backlight. In the GUI of Power Management I cant find any option to change this setting. How can I do that through Command Line

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Debian Configuration :: Power Management Utility Screen Go Black After 10 Minute

Jan 1, 2011

I disable that from the gnome power management utility screen go black after 10 minute. It's very annoying since I cannot watch a movie in that way!

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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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General :: Possible To Keep The Screen-saver But Disable The Rest Of The Power Management System?

Feb 17, 2010

I have recently loaded Ubuntu 9.10 which runs perfectly, except for the power management system.I go into the GUI power management screen and tell it to use the screen-saver after ten minutes, but NEVER suspend/ hibernate but it suspends/hibernates anyway,sometimes after an hour, sometimes hours later.Is it possible to keep the screen-saver but disable the rest of the power management system?

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General :: Monitor Power And Lock Screen - Ubuntu Lucid

Oct 7, 2010

I'm trying to get my screen to turn off whenever I lock my screen. I know that in Power Management, there's an option to turn off the screen after a set amount of time, and I know about xset dpms force off, but the former doesn't allow me to turn off the screen from the logout menu, and the latter only turns the screen off for a short amount of time (1 minute or so. The screen just turns back on by itself).

Is there a script I can modify to change what happens when "Lock screen" from the logout menu is selected, or is there a script I can add to the panel to lock the screen and then turn the monitor off (and turning it back on when I shake the mouse or something)?

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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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Nov 16, 2010

I recently upgraded from Lucid to Maverick I can't seem to disable screen lock after resume from suspend. It's a minor annoyance, but still a considerable annoyance to have to enter my password every time the computer wakes up.

I've thusfar

1 - changed screensaver preferences to not lock

2 - set the gnome_keyring_hibernate, gnome_keyring_suspend, hibernate, and suspend, values all to false in gconf-editor

3 - commented out the line LOCK_SCREEN=true in /etc/default/acpi-support

BUT am still being prompted for a password every time the computer wakes up from suspend. I'm stumped, what could I be forgetting?

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May 22, 2011

I've got openSUSE 11.4 64 bit system with stable 2.6.38 kernel and KDE 4.6.3. Problem is that when I want to change some settings in the power management (like brightness, screen energy saving time-off, display dim), they doesn't seem to save, even after the X restart and full reboot. It's seems like screen energy saving is set permanently for couple of minutes, don't matter what time do i set, it just discards my settings, even they are correctly viewed in the gui.

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Apr 2, 2010

I've just installed openSuSE 11.2, and I need to disable the feature that causes the laptop to suspend when you close the lid (and it's plugged in to the wall). I've already done this for my user profile, and I've attempted to do it for the root profile, as well, but when the GDM login screen is shown, the laptop still suspends when you close the lid.

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Apr 20, 2010

After I have installed the Education package I cannot put my HP Pavilion laptop to sleep mode. I opened the Power Management and I can see the red light next to "CPU can be turn off". Also, when I close laptop lid it doesn't go to "Suspend to RAM" mode it still spin the fan.

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Jan 19, 2011

I am trying to reduce my uptime of my servers. I would like to have a way to bring the systems down during off hours, an come back online during first use. I know about WOL (wake on lan) found in the bios, but it seems as if the OS is missing something to complete the configuration.Are there any good docs (of which I havent found any yet, which is why I ask) on this topic? How about best practices to assist in power management?

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OpenSUSE Hardware :: Power-management Settings Keep Vanishing

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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Aug 26, 2011

I want to "build" a new backup solution for my home LAN. I have 3 openSUSE machines at various versions and 1 File Server with openSUSE 11.4.My plan is to plug a eSATA or USB3 docking station on the file server and then take backups from the clients either via rsync or Amanda.Since the backup will not be a daily activity, I would like to have the option to run the backup during night, and automatically, BUT, without any action from my part. So, I would like to attach a large external HDD on the machine and then:Power on the docking station/HDD.Perform the backup from the Amanda Server or rsync scripts.Power off the docking station/HDD.Do you know any docking station that has a "linux" power management?If not, how do I power up/power down from console an eSATA or USB HDD?

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I am using gnome-shell (3.14.4-1) desktop environment and i have a problem that i can not find any config to solve it, Lock screen turn off and on again display every 15 seconds with out any reasonable reason !!!!

(Same in ubuntu : [URL] ...)

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May 28, 2010

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Aug 8, 2010

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Jun 22, 2010

I remember this was discussed some time ago but I cannot find the thread any more. I was just wondering if others are still seeing the same problem . I've had this all through 4.4.3 and now with 4.4.4. For some reason if only the logout or lock button is selected and placed on the far right of the panel then part of the button is chopped off. This only happens with the panel locked. If both buttons are selected then they display correctly. I also notice that when only one button is selected that it's size is slightly smaller than when both are selected. Also it only seems to be the logout/lock widget that has this problem.

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