8.5.1 Configuring Schemes
Power saving schemes in KPowersave offer controls to:
Enable or disable a screen saver
Enable or disable display power management
Change the brightness of your display to reduce power
Enable or disable auto-suspend of your machine
Enable or disable notifications KPowersave events
You can modify any of the preconfigured schemes, but you cannot delete
them or add new ones.
To configure a KPowersave scheme, proceed as follows:
Right-click the panel icon and select .
Select the scheme you want to modify.
Open the tab and determine
whether your scheme requires specific tuning of the screen saver
settings. If using your machine in presentation mode, you should consider
disabling the screen saver altogether. If you want your display to
automatically enter powersaving modes after a certain period of time,
enter the number of minutes after which the display should use power
If your display hardware supports reducing the brightness for power
saving reasons, open the , select
and set the
If you want your machine to automatically suspend (to disk) after a
certain period of time, open the tab,
select and determine when the
machine should automatically enter suspend. To avoid problems with
applications whose state cannot be properly restored when your session is
resumed, maintain a blacklist of these applications via . If any of these applications is running, KPowersave
does not automatically suspend your desktop.
If you want KPowersave to work quietly, turn of notifications for
powersave events by entering the tab and
Click to apply your settings and leave the
8.5.2 Configuring General Settings
If you want the screen to be locked before the system enters suspend
or standby, activate the control and choose
a screen saver. A locked screen might keep unauthorized users off this
If you want your machine to enter suspend after a certain period of
idleness, be aware that several applications can cause problems with
auto-suspend. Use a black list to keep KPowersave from triggering a suspend
action when one or more of the listed applications are running.
To configure notifications, select and proceed as described above. The dialog described here is exactly the same as if you had right-clicked the
panel icon and selected .
To configure KPowersave to be automatically started on login, select
. If you select
, you will not be asked
whether KPowersave should be automatically started when you exit a session
that had not previously included KPowersave in the list of tasks to be