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Old 05-23-2015, 09:46 AM   #1
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Power management?


I installed Debian 8 with Gnome desktop, and I found out the maximum time-out is 1 hour.
I need at least 2 hours before sleep.
I installed Cinnamon and tried with it, but no difference.
I also tried with dconf editor. I could set a bigger value for timeout,but it didn't have any effect.

What could be wrong and how to find out?
Maybe some other power manager? Which?
I dumped Kubuntu (still installed as a dual boot) and whit it worked.
(But tuxguitar didn't work with KDE - at least with Kubuntu/KDE, and I didn't like Kubuntu anyway.)

And (whether as a user or as a root):
Code:
    a@jaa-debian:~$ gnome-power-manager --verbose --no-daemon
    bash: gnome-power-manager: command not found
    jaa@jaa-debian:~$ man gnome-power-manager
    No manual entry for gnome-power-manager
    jaa@jaa-debian:~$
but
Code:
jaa@jaa-debian:~$  apt list gnome-power-manager
Listing... Done
gnome-power-manager/stable,now 3.14.1-1 amd64 [installed,automatic]
However, if, in the power menu, I click "suspend", the machine goes to sleep and wakes up on key press fine.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 01:53 AM   #2
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Try the following:
http://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j&...93990622,d.d24

or

https://www.google.de/url?sa=t&rct=j...93990622,d.d24
 
Old 05-24-2015, 02:20 AM   #3
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Very interesting material, thanks, but didn't quite answer my question.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 04:45 AM   #4
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The power managment programs of Gnome, KDE and others do not work properly.
It is nessecary to use the power managment functions of the kernel itself.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 05:16 AM   #5
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The power managment programs of Gnome, KDE and others do not work properly.
It is nessecary to use the power managment functions of the kernel itself.
Ah, OK. Thanks.
Then I won't waste my time trying.

It's like pm-utils then?
 
Old 05-24-2015, 07:30 AM   #6
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The power managment programs of Gnome, KDE and others do not work properly.
It is nessecary to use the power managment functions of the kernel itself.
I don't know where you get that impression from, but for me xfce4-power-manager and lxqt-powermanagement work just fine.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 08:00 AM   #7
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I don't know where you get that impression from, but for me xfce4-power-manager and lxqt-powermanagement work just fine.
Do they work with Gnome or Cinnamon without extensive diddling?
 
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Do they work with Gnome or Cinnamon without extensive diddling?
I don't know, I don't use either. My systems run a mix of LXQt and KDE applications on top of the i3 WM and I had no problems so far with those power managers. The only reason for me to switch from xfce4-power-manager to lxqt-powermanagement is that xfce4-power-manager lacks the option to actually shut down a system after the specified idle time (which can be 2h and above), it only supports suspend and hibernate, while lxqt-powermanagement supports that.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 10:19 AM   #9
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Thanks (again) TobiSGD.
I'll try and report here.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 05:17 PM   #10
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Finally (I've been busy elsewhere).

xfce4-power-manager works, and the delay can be set to 'never' or 15 minutes to 5 hours, 50 minutes.
And it's there in the Debian repo (lxqt-powermanagement wasn't).

Truckful of thanks, TobiSGD.
 
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Always happy to help.
Please mark this thread as solved.
 
Old 05-28-2015, 12:16 PM   #12
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Always happy to help.
Please mark this thread as solved.
Oops, forgot. Thanks for reminding.
 
  


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