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TLP overrides auto-suspend configuration

On my ThinkPad x201, I've been having problems where the computer will shutdown once it has been suspended to RAM, so I disabled the auto-suspend when the lid is closed by editing ...
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Will a running program be killed if I suspend my OS?

I am running a program. If I suspend my OS (Ubuntu 12.04) in the middle, will the process of the running program be killed? If not, when I wake up my OS, how can I resume the process? Thanks!
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Writing a suspend-aware program in linux

Programs that depend on physical time, such as jackd and its clients, do not play well with software suspend of a laptop in linux. I would like to fix a client that starts issuing plenty of "timing ...
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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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What program displays volume/screen brightness under KDE?

It seems there's some bug in KDE related to power management and after putting my netbook to sleep several times, plugging it in and out, the notification about screen brightness set to 100% doesn't ...
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Laptop doesn´t go to sleep if HDD is in standby

So I have one mSata-SSD where my whole System is installed and one HDD where I put my Videos and Music! I don´t need my HDD all the Time so I put it to sleep on Startup sudo hdparm -Y /dev/sda The ...
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Setting CPU governor to on demand or conservative on Arch Linux

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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Reporting cpu hogs

Once in a while some program (ok, usually it's firefox) will start eating up nearly 100% of a processor's cpu time, heating up the processor and driving down by laptop's battery life. Since it's not ...
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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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How to change Power button shutdown action

I use Mageia ver 4 Linux as server, without X started and without any user login-in during normal operation. This PC has a special card for measuring and control of other devices. This card has its ...
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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 disable energy saving on notebook screen when using Scientific Linux 6.3?

So there is a notebook that has Scientific Linux 6.3 installed with GNOME 2. If we don't press any button on the keyboard or move the mouse, the screen of it turns black. But: if we move the ...
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What is the worst scenario, if the hard disk or motherboard don't support the `hddparm -s`?

I have a desktop PC, that dubs as a RAID-6 server. When I don't need the RAID-related stuff, I'd like to spin off all the hard drives involved in RAID (I hate the noise). Unfortunately, even if ...
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What does the package UPower output if on a desktop

On Ubuntu 12.04, if I use the command: upower -i /org/freedesktop/UPower/devices/battery_BAT0 It will output all of the statistics for the battery. However, what does it output if I am using a ...
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How do I stop charging the battery way prior to 100% in OpenBSD?

I'm thinking about using a netbook as an OpenBSD server. I'd like it to have UPS -- so the integrated battery is quite useful. However, I'm very familiar with the batteries going dead very quickly ...
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“Memory corruption detected in low memory” kernel messages?

I have some memory corruption detected in low memory messages. I have read about it here, but I'm afraid I can't really make anything out of the discussion. It does indeed happen when I ...
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Shutdown my (backup) hard disk on Linux when I don't use it

I have a hard disk in my computer that I use to make backups of my data. I do not use this disk otherwise. How can I stop this disk from spinning once my backup is finished? Also how would I make it ...
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openSuSE power management from command line

I'm using openSuSE 13.1 as a text-only server on an old netbook. A couple days ago, I was able to set it so that it didn't suspend or power down when the lid closed. I had to reinstall the OS today, ...
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Battery issues on a Lenovo Ideapad Z460 running Ubuntu 13.10

I've been using Ubuntu 13.10 on my Lenovo for more than 5 months without a problem. Yesterday I disconnected the AC adapter to take the laptop with me to the couch and it simply shut down. So I ...
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How do I make my laptop sleep when it reaches some low battery threshold?

I'm using Ubuntu, but I have i3 as my window manager. Under i3, when my battery reaches 0%, the computer will just abruptly shut down, no warning or anything. Is there a simple script or ...
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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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command to reboot as non-root user

I am using LXDE on Debian. When logged in LXDE as user, I can click on the logout icon in the menu and choose one of the options: shutdown reboot logout suspend But when I type reboot or shutdown ...
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How do I prevent GNOME suspending while I finish a compilation job

I am trying to build a custom kernel for my machine which is taking a long time to build (as expected). Is it possible to stop my GNOME desktop from suspending the machine until the compilation has ...
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listen a power-button event in Python (no ACPI)

I am using a Debian machine which does not include the acpid package. Is there a way that I can reboot the machine using Python language when the power-button is pressed, without installing that (or ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Fan overspeeding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.10 leaving Win 7 licensed version. But again as usual I need to fix so many issues. This time fan is generating lots of noise. It looks it is running at max speed. My ...
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NetworkManager: disabled network when sending system to sleep

When I suspend my notebook, NetworkManager disables the wireless network (in nm-manager.c:do_sleep_wake). However, I'd love to still use the network for a very short time (to unmount cifs mounts, ...
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Two “Audio codecs” have 100% power usage in PowerTOP - what does this mean?

Should I be worried? My battery power doesn't last long (~1hr), could this be the reason? How can I fix this (if it has to be fixed at all)?
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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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Hard disk power management with image toggling in display

We have a system in which we almost toggle some display data in the screen 24 hours x 7 days a week. Since our application runs every day, we see some hard disk failures in the field. Unfortunately, ...
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Turn system on by USB keyboard?

To hibernate my Debian Wheezy system, I run the following command: sudo sh -c 'echo disk > /sys/power/state' To wake up the system, I can press any key on my USB keyboard. My understanding of ...
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Suspending laptop fails ~50% of the time

Running ArchLinux and GNOME 3 on a Thinkpad X220. When I suspend my laptop it goes into sleep mode and the LED ring around the power button fades in and out. When a suspend fails, the LED ring and ...
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OS X: how to keep the computer from sleeping during a ssh session

When I ssh into a OS X computer on my network the session lasts until the OS X goes into sleep mode. Is there a way to prevent this from happening during my SSH session, apart from physically bumping ...
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OS X: how to keep the computer from sleeping during a http connection

An application I use downloads data from a specific server, and I need it to sleep after the download has finished and the socket is closed. However downloads take place at random days, the app that ...
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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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disk spins-down too fast

I use Ubuntu 12beta on Lenovo Z575. I noticed that the disk spins down very quickly, few seconds after the last operation. And when I am working, e.g. in the vim and write quite often, it spins-up and ...
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Find out if system startup was initiated by rtc alarm

How can I know if a system startup was initiated by an rtc alarm event in linux? I am writing some scripts that handle sleeping/shutdown of my htpc. I want the machine to sleep after recording has ...
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Closing lid on Crunchbang

I'm running Crunchbang on a laptop. I can't seem to find an option to toggle if the laptop goes to sleep when the lid closes. There are certain times where I want to put the laptop away or close it ...
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embedded linux and powering usb stick

I have a problem where I need to read a usb-stick or a usb keyboard: When I plug in the USB stick or keyboard I can't get power to the device. dmesg says nothing I tried: for device in $(ls ...
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MacBook Pro Retina: huge power consumption

I'm currently running Debian/Jessie on a MacBook Pro Retina 10,1 15" (early-2103). Everything is going well (ethernet, WiFi, retina, etc.) but I worry about its power consumption. laptop-mode manages ...
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How to adjust charging thresholds of laptop battery?

My laptop is Lenovo T400, and OS is Ubuntu 12.04. I have not been able to adjust the thresholds for battery starting charging and stopping charging. I observed that its current starting charging ...
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My Laptop Fans drive me crazy on linux and much less battery

I have a Vaio VPCEA36FG laptop and both windows.8 and elementary OS (ubuntu 12.04 kernel) installed on it. when I am in windows everything is just fine, fans work perfectly efficient and my battery ...
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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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Which embedded Linux platform supports Suspend to RAM?

I am trying to save maximum energy for a certain embedded Linux application. Currently I am using Raspberry Pi. But it looks like Raspberry Pi doesn't support Suspend to RAM. What alternative embedded ...
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how to tell hibernate, if battery low

I need to tell to power-manager (with gnome-shell) , if battery is low,pm-hibernate will be run. Now i want to tell via gsettings commmand. How can i do it?
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How can I send power on/off signals to a VGA monitor?

I've used some old spare parts to make a sort-of kiosk for my kitchen. It's running OpenBSD and has a simple text based UI (no X Server). I plan to add an Arduino with a motion sensor that ...
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Screen turns on automatically (xset dpms force off)

I am using xset dpms force off to manually turn my screen off to save power. However, it turns back on after some time (20 - 40 seconds). Distro: Ubuntu-Lucid Graphics: Intel 4500 MHD ...
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Does UEFI increase battery life?

I've heard about a better power management when using UEFI instead of BIOS. Is that true? It was about energy consumption being more efficient or something like that. If it is true, has the ...
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Get power consumption of a USB device

Is there a way to check how much power a USB device requires? Why do I need this? I need to connect an LTE USB stick to my Raspberry pi, and don't know how much power it needs. We got it quite ...