Linux Desktop: Using DPMS to reduce your power-bill

Posted by xiando on Oct 14, 2004 3:45 AM EDT
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Recently I have been surprised to find out how many people don't seem to have DPMS setup on their Linux Desktops and it seems to be partially just cause they don't know how. So lets fix that.

First of all, what is DPMS? DPMS is the interface to the Energy Star power saving functions for your monitor. Basically it lets your monitor suspend and power off automatically from inactivity. It is nice :) So lets see how we set it up!



First, the requirements. You will need X Windows (XFree86 4.x or X.org 6.7 or greater). You will also need an X Server that supports the DPMS calls (to the best of my knowledge basically every X Server out there supports this now).



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