• How does power management work? gsettings? xset?

    I set my laptop to turn Blank in 10 mins, suspend to RAM in 1hr. in the Settings GUI but nothing happens.

    Here’s what xset says:

    >xset q
    Keyboard Control:
      auto repeat:  on    key click percent:  0    LED mask:  00000000
      XKB indicators:
        00: Caps Lock:   off    01: Num Lock:    off    02: Scroll Lock: off
        03: Compose:     off    04: Kana:        off    05: Sleep:       off
        06: Suspend:     off    07: Mute:        off    08: Misc:        off
        09: Mail:        off    10: Charging:    off    11: Shift Lock:  off
        12: Group 2:     off    13: Mouse Keys:  off
      auto repeat delay:  500    repeat rate:  33
      auto repeating keys:  00ffffffdffffbbf
      bell percent:  50    bell pitch:  400    bell duration:  100
    Pointer Control:
      acceleration:  2/1    threshold:  4
    Screen Saver:
      prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
      timeout:  0    cycle:  0
      default colormap:  0x22    BlackPixel:  0x0    WhitePixel:  0xffffff
    Font Path:
    DPMS (Energy Star):
      **Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0**
      DPMS is Enabled
      Monitor is On

    Suspending by pushing the power button works and manually setting:

    xset s dpms 1000 2000 3000

    works normally.

    I started out with KDE but I really couldn’t stand KDE’s bizarre UI and ever increasing bloat. Yeah, it’s more configurable than Gnome: so much so that it is a confusing mess. After a month, I decided to run screaming back to Gnome.

    I installed Gnome desktop, switched to it and everything seems fine except that the display will not blank and the system will not sleep.

    It is very possible I uninstalled some package that KDE used for this purpose and failed to install whatever it is that Gnome uses.

  • Under lightdm, native Gnome power settings are inactive. You ll have to disable everything you have st there and activate your power settings via light locker settings that are in your applications.
    Alternatively, you can use gdm instead of lightdm. In this case you ll have native Gnome power settings working with no need to use light locker settings.
    The cost here is another 100 MB waste of RAM. A stupid Gnome decision that runs TWO Gnome Shell instances (one is used for easy user switch!!!).
    Personally, I took the opposite way. I switced from Gnome to KDE, which I found it runs smother and is lighter in RAM and CPU resources.
    BUT, configuring it to look almost identical to Gnome, which looks, feel and workflow I like!
    Here is my Gnome setup:

    And here is my identical KDE (Kgnome)!

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