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Old 04-10-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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How to inhibit only auto suspend when certain apps are active?


I find this weird in Linux:

With auto-suspend enabled, the unattended computer goes to sleep even though a music player (or any other process) is active.

This is annoying when I want to leave computer on and listen to some music or when I want to use it as HTPC.

System: INTEL Core i3-2100, Asus P8H67-M EVO INTEL H67 and a SSD. (And I don't have a swap partition.)

Should I do something in BIOS or are there other solutions including an app? (Caffeine inhibits screensaver as well and I don't want that.) A DE agnostic solution would be preferable (I'm on Lubuntu).


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Old 04-12-2012, 04:35 AM   #2
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You can send signals to power manager dbus interfaces, have a look at this post. Exact names of interfaces might have changed since that, you can figure them out using qdbusviewer
Old 04-12-2012, 10:14 AM   #3
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Thanks rObO, but I can't believe that Linux in general isn't able to offer an easy, in fact default option for such a basic thing. I've asked some music player developers to embed such a feature, but they couldn't. I'll choose to manually disable it everytime I listen to music or use the computer as HTPC. This is simply ridiculous. Linux is NOOB in that respect.


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