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Linux Mint 13 Power Management

Postby jribeiro on Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:34 pm

Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon. I'd like to go into suspend mode after some time. I'd like to set that system wide even when there is no user logged in. Is it possible? I was able to do that only for individual user. Thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Power Management

Postby Tutmos on Tue Jul 17, 2012 9:53 am

And I want to know how to enable suspend on idle.
I'm using SSD and I have no swap partition. I've install linux Mint before a month, and the only thing that I hate is that it does not suspend on idle.
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Re: Linux Mint 13 Power Management

Postby Tutmos on Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:23 am

My decision:
I read that post

http://vincent.bernat.im/en/blog/2011-gnome-power-manager.html
and found that easiest way to suspend/hibernate my laptop- lenovo y570 on idle (3 minutes when on battery/5 hours when on AC) is to disable the
power configuration management in Linux Mint 13 Cinnamon and to install xfce4-power-manager

xfce4-power-manager is very simple and work fine except the dimming option, but I could live and without dimming my screen.
That power manager is based on D-bus messages.


- How to install?
1. To disable the standard power management do:
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gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power active false

After log off/log on you will not see any more the battery icon near the clock.
2. Install xfce4-power-manager 1.0.11 (current in repository) with that command:
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sudo apt-get install xfce4-power-manager

3.run xfce4-power-manager, you can put it as startup program.
Workaround:
Because the min of the inactivity is 15 minutes and if you wish to managed minutes below the 15 you can use
that code below, be aware that 14 means DISABLED
(example for inactivity of 2 minutes)
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xfconf-query -c xfce4-power-manager -p "/xfce4-power-manager/inactivity-on-battery" -s 2
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