Power management refers to the capability of a computer or its operating system to regulate its power usage. This can help achieve cooler and quieter operation, longer-lasting electrical components, and for laptops, longer battery life.

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Can the power button of a PC or laptop be remapped?

Forget for a second how bad an idea this would be. But is it possible to remap the power button of a PC or laptop to, say, print some message or anything other than managing the power? If not, why? ...
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Laptop shuts down by closing the lid when plugged, not goes to sleep as it should

I have installed Debian 8.0 Jessie with Gnome on my HP ProBook 430 G2. The weird problem is that when I close the lid while laptop is plugged, it shuts down and does not go to sleep as it does when ...
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All USB devices randomly stop working under Windows 8.1

As the title says, this problem (USB devices stop working) happens completely randomly – once a day, 5 times a day, or sometimes not at all. I have searched the event viewer after restarting every ...
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Overriding “The speed of processor 0 in group 0 is being limited by system firmware”

My Thinkpad automatically locks the CPU frequency to ~1,5Ghz while the adapter is plugged in without a battery, as described in this article. I don't care whether the adapter can support it or not ...
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How can I change the description of a power plan in Windows 8?

I used the powercfg utility within windows to duplicate a power plan that my Samsung SSD software created and I would like to change the description of the new plan.
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PC restarts on power outtage despite having a UPS

Unfortunately where I live I do not have 24/7 electricity. My new PC rig which is considered to be a high-end(gaming) system is connected to a brand new APS/UPS that have these specs: DC-AC ...
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USB device loses power after 20 seconds Windows 8.1

Alright so I recently started using a Tritton Primer Headset, it worked fine for a day but since then the USB powered baseplate receives power for around 20 seconds then it drops to 0ma. After 20 ...
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How can I make windows reset the power plan to a chosen one after each restart?

After I start my pc every morning I don't want to check what power plan I am using and comfortably start my favorite game without worrying about whether I left a power saving power plan on. It could ...
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How to prevent hibernation during work hours

I have a laptop at work that I don't want it to hibernate during work hours. It may be running a program that will corrupt the current data if it hibernates. After work, it can hibernate until someone ...
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Can't set Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 card power on laptop under Linux

I've been trying to set the power management on my wireless card. I looked at PowerTOP and I tried setting power management on the wireless card, but it doesn't work. When I tried using the command ...
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Display won't turn off, Turns black Instead Lenovo ThinkPad W540

In my power setting, my display should turn off after a minute, when this amount of time elapses, the display is still on but showing black screen instead of turning off. How Can I solve this? ...
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How do I prevent an Asus Q301LA laptop from shutting down when I am actually selecting sleep?

I purchased an Asus Q301LA laptop about 9 months ago. It ran Windows 8.1 from the beginning, and worked flawlessly. But about a week ago it began having sleep issues. Whenever I try to put it into ...
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Change Energy and Power Usage Settings On Mate Desktop

I tried to change the energy settings on my Mate desktop but I find the GUI app rather poor and it lacks very important settings, such as: A separate setting for the timeout before entering ...
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Delay sleep/login page when closing laptop lid on Windows?

I want to be able to close my laptop lid, but not have the laptop got to sleep for a set amount of time (e.g. 5 minutes). If I open the laptop in that time, it bring be back to where I was without a ...
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My laptop doesn't turn on after properly shutting down

I've been using an HP Pavilion g6-2289x for one and half years. It was working fine so far. One week ago it started behaving quite strangely. When I shut down my laptop after use, and tried to start ...
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Is it possile to set time before windows disable device for energy saving purposes?

I have a tablet-pc with Windows 8 and dock keyboard. Windows disables dock keyboard after ~10 seconds of downtime by default. I want to increase that time to 60 seconds at least. Is it possible ...
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Computer crashing when I play games

Specs: Intel Core i7-3930k Corsair H70 CPU Water Cooler 16Gb DDR3 G.Skill 4x4Gb 1600Mh 120Gb Intel 520 Series SSD 2Tb WD Caviar Green WD20EARX SATA 6Gb/s 64mb Cache SATA3 AMD Radeon R9 ...
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Linux Mint: Power Management does not turn off displayport monitor

I have two monitors connected to this system... one via displayport and one via DVI. When I go into the screen saver settings, I enabled Power Management and set standby, suspend, and off to 1 minute. ...
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How to wake a linux server when the temperature drops to certain value?

I've been tasked with a weird problem, sending a server into sleep mode when a certain core temperature is reached, and then waking it when it cools back down to a different temperature. I can handle ...
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Ethernet (but not web) controlled power switch [closed]

It's common to find a "remote power switch" or "web power switch", example http://www.ambery.com/pr2reposwweb.html , which is controlled by a web interface. We need to control a power switch ...
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Transcend MTS400 SSD crashes my Acer C720 Chromebook, how to disable SATA power management in Chrome OS?

So I upgraded my Acer C720P Chromebook with a larger Transcend MTS400 SSD. However this SSD has a firmware bug, because of which it is incompatible with SATA power management (ALPM). This Transcend ...
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Reduce power usage while computer is “off” [closed]

Recently I bought a device to measure the wattage from devices. To test the apparatus I measured 6 watts from an IKEA LED light bulb which was supposed to produce 6 watt usage and a few laptop ...
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HDMI and power saving mode

As documented in this question, I recently bought a new Samsung monitor and connected it to my computer using a HDMI connection; this monitor just doesn't seem to support any power saving mode: it ...
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How to make server power settings apply even when computer is activated by WOL

I have a computer with 9 hdds as a storage server in the next room for me and my family (movies and such) connected to the router. The computer is without keyboard and monitor, all works fine, but in ...
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Samsung monitor not going into power saving mode

I have recently bought a Samsung LT24D390 TV monitor, which I connected to my computer using a HDMI cable; the video card is a GeForce GTX 560 Ti, the O.S. is Windows 7 x64. The monitor works as ...
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How to fix Ubuntu 14.04 suspension - abruptly suspends and after manual suspension unsuspends

I had a problem when I closed my lid the desktop did not suspend so I read this post however this did not help so what I did is to rollback now my files looks as attached below. However now I have two ...
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UBS devices not waking PC from sleep on windows 8.1

I have a new build based on MSI H97M-g43 motherboard. None of USB devices are able to wake the PC back from S3 sleep. Two methods that do wake up the PC are the power button and wake timers. The usb ...
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Boot computer on bringing it to power

I'm trying to reach following: I have a multi master/slave power point. My computer is plugged in into the master slot. The whole multi power point is plugged in into a radio power point I can ...
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Keep dual-monitor settings in Windows 8.1 after closing laptop lid

I've got a Dell XPS 15 laptop connected to a (rather old) Dell 2408WFP monitor via HDMI. I want to use only the monitor when I'm at my desk, so I've set Windows to show the desktop there and switch ...
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Windows 8.1: How to tell power management to ONLY TURN SCREEN OFF when closing the lid?

I was expecting to find another option in my laptops power management when I close the lid, but all I found is those 3 options: Do nothing Sleep Shut down In an old ThinkPad running Windows 2000 ...
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My laptop will not sleep when I close the lid

I've tried to look into everything I know of but this has stymied me. I have a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge 15" currently running Windows 7. The laptop will not enter sleep mode when I close the lid. When I ...
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Why does unplugging my laptop from power reduce power consumption?

I want to save unneeded energy. Because of that, I changed my energy settings to power save mode. However, once I switch off the power supply for my laptop, the energy consumption and CPU tact goes ...
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Screen brightness

I bought a new Core i7 HP Pavilion 15-r122ne with Windows 8.1 preinstalled and Nvidia Graphics. I am new to Windows 8. When I am using laptop on battery and I launch different apps or pages the ...
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“No Battery is Detected” but battery works

The Question: How do I get my battery to be detected again? My system is dual boot Windows/Linux. On Linux, for a while, the system claimed that the battery was always at 15%. Now, it says there's ...
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Harddrive spinning down though time increased with hdparm

I have an external harddrive connected via USB. The usual method to set the spindown / standby time of harddrives seems to be using hdparm. So I run sudo hdparm -S 200 /dev/sdb and get /dev/sdb: ...
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Strange behavior checking disk power state

After sending the command to put a traditional hdd drive to sleep, via hdparm -y , I get a very strange behavior: If I execute this command: while [ 1 ]; do smartctl --nocheck standby -i /dev/sdb ...
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Wake on LAN cause computer wake up immediately after shutting down

I've installed Ubuntu on my Dell PC, and i want to use Wake on LAN. But here i encounter a weird problem. The computer will wake up immediately after shutting down. Here is what i've done: The ...
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Setting up customizable power options for different activities (reading, listening to music, etc.)

How can I set up various configurations of customized power options for different activities? Settings I would like to configure: Reading Mode -> screen never goes to sleep, low performance, dim ...
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How accurate is Windows Power Plan timers?

I configure a power plan to put system into sleep in 2 minutes, and then apply the plan. I observe the system sleep time from the last keyboard or mouse input, and the results vary from 1 min 40 s to ...
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Is there any way to disable automatic head parking of a HDD?

My hard drive semms to park its head after X minutes, and when I access it again it loads the head in a fraction of a second (causing a small beep),and causing disturbances to media streamed from it. ...
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How can I set the hard disk spin down time per drive in Windows 8? [duplicate]

I'd like to set the hard disk spin down time for each drive individually on a Windows 8 system. One drive that is not used so often could be allowed to spin down, and another one that is used for ...
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What is the procedure for totally disabling HDD spin down on Windows 8?

I'd like to totally disable all HDD spin down on my system that I use for music production. Is Control panel/Power options/.../Turn off hard disk after the place to go or are there any other settings ...
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How can I stop my laptop waking from suspend as the lid is closed?

I have an Alienware M17x with Kubuntu 14.10. When I suspend to RAM and close the lid, very often it will wake up after a few seconds of sleep. Sometimes not. I get the feeling it's related to how ...
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Unable to start computer with docking station button while connected to a docking station and laptop lid is closed, but when open, works fine

Basically I am placing a laptop on a docking station within a cart and placing the laptop inside the cart and closing the lid, then connecting an external monitor to the cart w/ keyboard and mouse ...
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it possible to disable HDD after 20 min idle but not SSD (Windows 7) [duplicate]

Hello my operating system is Windows 7. I have 3 hard drives: 1 SSD (which hosts Windows), 2 HDD (just a file storage) Is it possible to turn off HDD after some idle time but leave active SSD? I ...
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how to configure wifi power management in debian jessie

I have a plain Debian Jessie installation on my Thinkpad x230. Everything works smooth but I noticed that wifi powermanagement is set to 'off'. I can activate power management manually but after ...
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Repeatedly the “turn off the display” setting is set to “less than a minute” - what's the cause?

I have this problem at my helpdesk: On a Windows 7 computer the screen goes into standby mode just a few seconds after a key is hit or the mouse is moved. Looking into the Power Options in the ...
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Are default NUT settings fine? (about UPS configuration)

On Debian Linux jessie: After buying an UPS and installation of nut-server and nut-client at my PC and configuring the ports and the protocol, do I need to adjust time and/or percentage parameters, ...
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Script to put Windows 8 to sleep and wake up in 5 seconds

How can I put Windows 8 to sleep(standby) and then wake up in 5 seconds? I know I can use psshutdown -d to sleep, but then how can it wake up on a timer?
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Why does reducing CPU frequency improve battery life?

Shouldn't we have roughly the same battery life regardless of the frequency since the higher the frequency is, the faster tasks will complete so in the end the CPU, despite running at a higher ...