[kde-linux] power saving thru reboot

Pablo Sanchez pablo at blueoakdb.com
Mon Aug 5 20:52:57 UTC 2013

[ Comments below, in-line ]

On 08/05/2013 04:35 PM, Doug wrote:
> Please provide more detail. I need to know in what directories to put
> the script(s). I have tried in /root/.kde4/Autostart and in
> /etc/skel/.kde4/Autostart (both at once), putting the commands
> xset dpms 600 900 0
> xset +dpms
> which works until reboot, and then it doesn't, and the commands don't
> carry forward either.
> Does it matter what the name of the script is?

Hi Doug,

The script name doesn't matter.

I don't know what you mean `the commands don't carry forward either'

If I were you, I'd do the following.

First, open a terminal window.  Next, type `mkdir ~/bin'  This command 
may fail if the directory `bin' exists under your HOME directory.  So 
ignore the error.  :)

Change your current directory to ~/bin:

    $ cd ~/bin

Create the shell script with your commands - I fixed your calls from above:

    $ cat > set_screen_settings <<EOF
xset -display :0 dpms 600 900 0
xset -display :0 +dpms

Set the shell script's execution bits:

    $ chmod +x set_screen_settings

Now, instruct KDE to execute the script at login:

o Personal Settings > Startup and Shutdown
o Click `Add Program ...'
o Type in the full path to your shell script:


   where USER is your user name.

o Click `OK' in the `Properties ...' pane
o By default, you should see the `Status' checked so it reads `Enabled'

You can log out and log back in to set it or you can run the command 
manually via a terminal window:


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