When you start up dtpower (or select the dtpower icon), the dtpower window is displayed, as shown in this figure:
In this window, you can see the current settings for Power Management features on your system. If you started this program as superuser, you also can change the settings, as described in the procedures in this chapter.
If you are not superuser, the dtpower window will include this message: "Start dtpower as root to change settings."
There are four buttons at the bottom of the dtpower window:
Reset changes all of the settings back to the state they were in when Apply was previously selected (or to default values if this is the first time you have run dtpower). Reset, however, will not return to earlier values if you have already selected Apply.
You can reduce this dtpower window to an icon on your desktop.
You can specify, through the dtpower window, the timing conditions that will cause your system to shut down automatically. This feature is called AutoShutdown.
Be sure to read "Choosing to Use Power Management" before changing the AutoShutdown settings.
AutoShutdown uses the Suspend feature to automatically power off your system. When the system powers up again, it resumes in the state in which it was suspended.
Through the dtpower window, you can activate or deactivate the AutoShutdown and AutoWakeup features. You can also specify the following time values:
The number of minutes of idle time before AutoShutdown attempts to suspend the system
The start and finish times when AutoShutdown can occur during each day (if you specify the same time for both start and finish, AutoShutdown can occur at any time of day)
The time of day when the system will automatically power on and resume (AutoWakeup) after being suspended by AutoShutdown (available on sun4u desktop systems only)
AutoWakeup does not occur after you Suspend a system manually; it can occur only after an AutoShutdown.