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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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Acpid and Startup Brightness

On Arch Linux on my laptop, I have acpid control the brightness level based on AC plug events. Plugging in gives me max brightness and running on battery sets it at the minimum. My problem is that ...
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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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No gnome-power-manager command but it is installed on Arch

I'm running latest Arch, have GNOME and Fluxbox and my main windows manager is Fluxbox. I wanted to manage my power settings in Fluxbox and i added gnome-power-manager in startup but is says there ...
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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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Hibernate not working in Linux Mint 14 KDE after nvidia driver update

I've had some problems with the X server ramping up CPU usage, so I wanted to check if it goes away to a new Nvidia driver. I was at 304.xx and jumped to 319.49. Now, every time I try to hibernate, I ...
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How to get ondemand governor on fedora

In Ubuntu 13.10 on my (Dual Core i5 Lenovo G570) laptop, I recently discovered the wonders of indicator-cpufreq, so I can extend my battery life dramatically by setting it to 'ondemand' or 'powersave' ...
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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 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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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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How can I get an alert when my battery is about to die in Linux Mint?

This happens to me more than I'd like to admit, but sometimes I don't notice the power getting low since it only shows up in my status bar, then the computer just quits. I'd like a big alert that ...
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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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How can I run an hdparm command after boot and resume on Fedora 19?

I bought a new HD(WD5000BPVT) which unfortunately tries to sleep every 5-8 seconds. Not only is the clicking noise quite audible, the 1-second spinup time adds very noticeable latency in day-to-day ...
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How to disable USB autosuspend on kernel 3.7.10 or above?

I've updated my HTPC from kernel 3.7.10 to 3.10.7 and it seems CONFIG_USB_SUSPEND is now gone from the kernel options and included in PM. The main problem I'm facing is that I have an external HDD ...
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Return value of current watt consumption on command line

Is there a way to return the current watt consumption on the command line? I have found about the powertop program, but have not seen a way to return the Watt consumption as a value to the command ...
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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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Powertop tunables: what does it do?

I just installed Powertop 1.98 on my laptop (T420 + FC15). There is a section called "Tunables". Half of my devices show as Bad. I see I can toggle from Bad to Good? What this section is for? What ...
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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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How do I make Powertop's suggestions permanent?

When I run Powertop, and look at the Tunables screen, about twenty things are listed as Bad. I can toggle these to Good by pressing enter, and when I do so, projected battery lifetime doubles. How ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Disable USB power for USB controlled power strip

I have a USB controlled power strip that has a single usb port. If my computer is turned on and connected via usb to the power strip, the power strip will provide electricity to all the sockets. I ...
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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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Setting CPU governor to on demand or conservative

I'm struggling with cpupower on ArchLinux. I want to set governor to ondemand or even to conservative. First if I do $ sudo cpupower frequency-info --governors, I only get performance powersave. So ...
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Why kernel 3.6.2 is so much less energy efficient than 3.6.1 on Mint 13?

I noticed, that the power consumption in my ASUS P53E notebook is doubled (from 10W to 20W) when I change from kernel 3.6.1 to 3.6.2 (or later). I use Ubuntu Quantal mainline kernel from ...
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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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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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Ubuntu Server Continuously “goes to sleep”

I am running a web server at home using Ubuntu 11.4 (maybe? I can't 100% recall) on an older AMD 2400+ desktop with 1 or 2 GB of RAM. Sorry I can't recall the details 100%. Anyway, I have a KVM ...
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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 ...