Using Power Management

The dtpower Window

When you start up dtpower (or select the dtpower icon), the dtpower window is displayed, as shown in this figure:

Figure 3-2 The dtpower Window


Note -

The "wake up" option only appears in this window for sun4u desktop systems.

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.

Note -

If you are not superuser, the dtpower window will include this message: "Start dtpower as root to change settings."

General dtpower Window Controls

There are four buttons at the bottom of the dtpower window:

You can reduce this dtpower window to an icon on your desktop.

System AutoShutdown and AutoWakeup Controls

You can specify, through the dtpower window, the timing conditions that will cause your system to shut down automatically. This feature is called AutoShutdown.

If you have a sun4u desktop machine, you can also set your system to power on automatically at a specified time. This feature is called AutoWakeup.

Note -

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:

Note -

AutoWakeup does not occur after you Suspend a system manually; it can occur only after an AutoShutdown.