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Suspend options with KDM greeter

I am not able to suspend my desktop to RAM from the KDM greeter. I am able to suspend it to RAM when logged into KDE using the sleep option from the logout menu and by pressing the sleep key on my ...
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Is it safe to use the -y and -Y flags to hdparm?

Is it dangerous to use the -y or -Y flag in hdparm during a write, or when the disk is still mounted, or will hdparm refuse to spin-down, or automatically sync and unmount?
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Looking for c-state syscalls (Kernel 3.10 [migrated]

Where can I find Linux Kernel 3.10 syscalls to manage C-State CPU Power Management?
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Where are pm-powersave settings on OpenSUSE 13.2, and are they used?

I am trying to sort out powersaving for OpenSUSE 13.2 running on a laptop. I found this guide: https://en.opensuse.org/Powersaving for understanding Powersaving on OpenSUSE. However, it appears to ...
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how to identify process which blocks suspend/hibernate

I have an intermittent problem with a laptop that doesn't sleep/hibernate after lid is closed. And I have no idea why. I suspect that some process blocks sleeping/hibernating. How can I identify ...
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CPU load and power management (frequency)

question background In my understanding the load value (shown e.g. by top) allows (together with the knowledge how many CPU cores the system has) a very quick assessment which share of the ...
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how to stop the screen from blanking / blacking out?

I have re-installed Debian 7 (Wheezy) after a while. For the first time, I am using the open-free nvidia drivers (not nouveau) and vesafb for virtual consoles. I cannot, for the life of me, stop the ...
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How to measure power consumption of a USB device?

The title says it. It has been asked how much power a port can deliver, but I do not need that. I need to get the power consumption of a plugged-in device in real time. This question was left ...
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Turning off power to usb port. Or turn off power to entire usb subsystem

I have a usb lamp which I specifically bought in order to turn it off programmatically at a certain time, thus I need to remove the power to its usb port. I believe I have a usb-hub at usb6. The lamp ...
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How do I immediately put a drive to sleep (without changing its power setting configuration)?

Within GNOME's "Disks" utility there is the option to immediately put a drive into sleep / standby, which spins down the platters. I would like to do this on my servers before pulling hot-swap drives ...
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CentOS 7 cpupower not setting the CPU's to maximum

On my machine, i have power savings disable on the BIOS. When I run Ubuntu on this machine, the CPU's are running maximum at 2100 MHz. However, when I'm running CentOS 7, even with the scaling ...
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indicator-cpufreq in arch linux

I'm an Ubuntu user testing out Arch Linux. So far I'm happy. On Ubuntu I used the indicator-cpufreq applet to control power profile both on Unity and Gnome-shell. On Arch, I cannot figure out how ...
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What is the suspend procedure in KDE?

I've been reading this question, and I'm wondering what is the procedure for suspending in KDE? Whether to RAM or to disk.. When I click suspend, or close the lid, what gets triggered? What is the ...
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Possible not restore cpu frequency after suspending and waking up?

When I suspend my Ubuntu 12.04 and wake it up, the cpu frequency I set by clicking indicator-cpufreq on the desktop panel will be restored. I wonder if that is a bug or some design? Is there a way to ...
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what does pm-suspend-hybrid do?

man says pm-suspend During suspend most devices are shutdown, and system state is saved in RAM. The system still requires power in this state. Most modern systems require 3 to 5 ...
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get system uptime on battery?

How to know system uptime under battery ? so that i can get exact time of battery backup the uptime shows complete uptime (AC/Battery) NOTE : I am using linux Mint 17.
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xscreensaver sometimes unlocks locked screen automatically, after returning from monitor standby mode

I am using xscreensaver to lock my screen. Additionally to that, my monitor goes to "standby" , i.e turn display off, after 30 minutes of inactivity. It has happened to me twice now, that I have ...
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Auto-hibernate with udev rule

I'm using Debian Jessie with systemd. In the past I've used an acpid script that let's my computer hibernate when the battery is 5% or below. In an attempt to make a replacement for that I've made ...
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Role of the Intel P state driver

I searched high and low for what “Intel P state” is and what it does. I found out that it has to do with performance and power consumption. I learned that if you build it in the kernel, it'll becomes ...
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Display power management in console

When in console (i.e. not in Gnome or KDE) the display will automatically power down in case of inactivity. It seems to me to be set to something around 30 minutes. This power management is completely ...
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Prevent Mint from suspending while playing music in Spotify

In Linux Mint 17 I have Suspend when inactive for under Power Management set to 10 minutes. The problem is that the system suspends even when I'm listening to music using Spotify. Is there any way ...
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Running applications depending on battery or charging

What are good program or script solutions to run specific applications depending on whether the laptop is running on battery or charging? In order to conserve battery, I automatically want to stop ...
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Suspend to RAM not working

I get following error when I try to suspend my laptop: failed to check authorisation: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Service.Unknown: The name org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1 was not provided by ...
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Show power consumption (not on battery)

There are several tools for showing the power consumption when running on battery (PowerTOP is one of the better knowns). Is there also a way of showing the power consumption when not on battery (i.e. ...
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Powerbutton freezes applications

I've just installed Debian Jessie and I'm trying to get systemd to do basic power management. systemctl suspend and systemctl hibernate works well to suspend and hibernate the system. Now, I want ...
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Disable USB drive from sleeping

I am loading fedora20 directly from a SATA drive connected via USB. The problem is that I will be working and all of a sudden the drive seems to have been put to sleep and nothing will work except ...
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How to get notification from upower when UPS is on battery

I have a Fedora Core 19 system powered via a desk-side UPS. I've connected the UPS' USP port to the FC19 system, and it was apparently recognized, as upower -d now reports its presence: ups ...
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Disable processor speed changes on AC vs battery [closed]

My Toshiba Satellite L300 laptop freezes when I plug in the AC power cord. The problem is, whenever the processor goes in power management or downclocks, the system freezes and shows colorful ...
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How to reduce disk access?

This is a follow-up question to How to reduce temperature on a Dell XPS (L502X)?. After reading the answer, I noticed that my harddrive is spinning constantly, even when running TLP in bat-mode ...
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xfce4-power-manager not updating; ACPI finding an unknown battery but working fine?

I recently upgraded my Asus S56CA Ultrabook and unfortunately my battery indicator in xfce4 stopped working. I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). uname -a gives me this: Linux 3.14-2-amd64 #1 SMP Debian ...
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automatic suspend does not work in Gnome [duplicate]

I have configured automatic suspend in Settings->Power, then one hour later nothing happen when the suspend time came. I checked the internet for some information and found there is a bug in Gnome ...
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Linux Wifi High Power Consumption

I'm running Fedora 20, kernel 3.15.6 and ath9 driver with an ateros card. My battery life is very short, on an older debian install I had around 3 to 4 hours, now I'm between 1 and 2 hours. Powertop ...
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Automatic sleep not working in Gnome

I have configured automatic suspend in Settings->Power, then one hour later nothing happen when the suspend time came. I checked the internet for some information and found there is a bug in Gnome ...
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How to reduce temperature on a Dell XPS (L502X)?

Problem My Laptop is running quite hot (sensors reports ~50-60°C) during normal usage. In my opinion this is too high to work comfortably over long periods. Especially the region where I rest my ...
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Determine status of laptop lid

I have a weird problem where my laptop will wake when it's closed, generating a lot of heat and causing much frustration. Is there a way that I can tell if the laptop's lid is closed so that I can ...
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How to give more power to a USB device (error -110)?

I’m trying to mount an external hard drive (2.5", USB, no separate power supply) on Debian 7, but it gives me (in dmesg as well as when trying to boot with the device connected) errors like: ...
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Hard disk drive spins up on laptop sleep/wake, can I stop it doing this?

I have in my Arch Linux-running laptop an SSD and an HDD; the latter I use seldom. It is mounted as /mnt/sdb5 and configured to spin down proactively when on battery (/etc/default/tlp, ...
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Nouveau power management with Nvidia Tesla graphics

I have a MacBook Pro 13" Mid 2010 with a Nvidia GeForce 320M (NV50 family (Tesla) according to this list). I installed Linux on this machine and wanted to use Nouveau as the video driver. Everything ...
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How can I ignore KDE's power-saving features for certain programs?

I want to use KDE Power Saving capabilities on my Desktop computer, such as suspend and screen-off. But, I want these capabilities be enabled only when some programs aren't running; for instance, I ...
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Debian Wheezy rebooting instead of powering off

I'm having a weird issue with my Debian Wheezy desktop. When I try to shutdown the system (either from Gnome or from the command line with shutdown -h now) the computer automatically reboots. The ...
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High varying discharge rate

I got an Asus N76VB notebook. On Windows I can easily stay on battery for 3-4 hours in powersave mode, but on Linux (first Ubuntu 14.04, currently Fedora 20) the battery's discharge rate varies from ...
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Monitor connected via displayport to DVI adapter won't sleep properly

I have a monitor connected to my machine that displays odd behavior when entering power saving sleep mode. When entering sleep, the monitor will alternate between blanking and displaying a default ...
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Disabling power management

I am running Cubieez on a Cubieboard2, I need to disable screen saver and power management, I've followed several tutorials about but none seems to work, I've written: xset s off. xset -dpms xset s ...
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How do I find out what process is putting my machine to sleep?

My laptop is going to sleep after about 10 minutes of inactivity, and I don't know why. I verified the standard power options, are they're not set to put my machine to sleep. Here is grep's output ...
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Why does it temporarily look like the pv command transfer limit is no longer enforced when I come out of suspend to ram?

I have this perl script and I discovered the pv command and decided to use it to get some feedback into what is going on with the randomness in terms of throughput. After a few tests1 I decided to ...
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Low brightness in a Intel Mobile GM956/GL960

I'm installing Debian stable (7.0) on a old Dell Vostro 1500 and I noticed that the brightness is always low. I've searched around and the only thing I've found is adding nomodeset ...
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Which command to force a drive to spin up?

I've looked through the manual for hdparm, sdparm. I know there are arguments to spin down the drive, with -y and -Y. I also know there are arguments to control the power saving features, such as -S ...
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How to find reason a notebook wakes up?

I'm having a problem with my notebook suspending, but then waking up when I don't want it to (either immediately, or much later when in the bag - I may have two issues to solve here). But for the ...
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How to prevent the Linux kernel from waking a secondary HDD from sleep

Is there a way to instruct the (Linux) kernel not to wake up a secondary hdd after a system sleep/wake-up cycle? I'm asking because in my laptop I have an SSD as a primary drive containing the system ...
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CentOS 6.5 will not sleep after period of inactivity

I've recently upgraded my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to CentOS 6.5. This is a desktop PC (non-server) that I would like to sleep/power down after a period of inactivity. I have the following settings in my ...