[Pm-utils] low power mode

Stefan Seyfried seife at suse.de
Mon May 1 14:21:24 PDT 2006

On Mon, May 01, 2006 at 05:05:24PM -0400, David Zeuthen wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-05-01 at 20:53 +0200, Holger Macht wrote:
> > But there are situations where you definitely need to change the policy
> > manually. Imagine an external power supply. I don't know what the english
> > term is, it's just a big battery which you can plug into the usual ac
> > interface. It's no battery, but some kind of limited power resource with
> > which you can even charge your internal batteries. 
> Do you mean an Uninteruptible Power Supply aka, an UPS? Yes, HAL and

no, something like:

> Sure, what's wrong with changing these settings in the power management
> daemons preference dialog? So, for g-p-m you could add these option to
> each of the "Running On Battery", "Running On AC" and "Running On UPS"
>  [ ] Spin down disks when idle
>  [ ] Suspend devices not in use
>  [ ] ...

Yes, it should IMO go there, not into some "lowpower" method of HAL.
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