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Disabling Powersave Screen Saver on SUSE Linux

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10



The power save feature of SUSE Linux platforms is enabled by default and there appears to be no way to turn it off via YAST or other utilities.

Some users have reported that powersaving mode can interfere with OES clustering causing node castouts. It hasn't fully been established why powersaving might interfere with clustering but disabling it has been demonstrated to work for some users.


The following command line will turn powersaving off permanently:

chkconfig powersaved off


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  • Document ID:3738295
  • Creation Date: 02-Aug-2007
  • Modified Date:04-Mar-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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