Power management

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Openbox does not load power management by default - you must load it, or configure it to load in autostart.sh.

There are various options you may have available, depending on your distribution.

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pm-utils

pm-utils gives shell commands such as pm-hibernate and pm-suspend.

pm-utils on the Arch wiki has configuration details.

acpid

acpid is a flexible and extensible daemon for delivering ACPI events, including events triggered by:

  • Pressing the power button
  • Pressing a sleep/suspend button
  • Closing a laptop/notebook lid
  • Plugging or unplugging an AC power adapter from a laptop

See also acpid on the Arch Wiki.

gnome-power-manager

If you have GNOME installed on the same installation of Linux that you are using with Openbox (or if you don't mind installing a few GNOME dependencies) you can run gnome-power-manager - simply type or paste at the command prompt:

gnome-power-manager

Gnome power preferences provides a notify area icon, and lets you adjust the power managment settings used my gnome-power-manager. run:

gnome-power-preferences


xfce4-power-manager

xfce4-power-manager appears to require fewer dependencies than gnome-power-manager.

Notify area icons

Both the Gnome and the Xfce4 place icons in the notify area - this will hopefully work in most or all panels, including tint2 and LXPanel.

See also

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