Power management in Solaris 8
We leave our workstations in console mode by default,
with no windowing system running. (Users then start
the windowing environment of their choice after logging
in at the console).
Under Solaris 7 and earier, it was possible to get power
management for the monitor working when there was
no windowing system running on the console. The lines
in /etc/power.conf that controlled this behaviour
/dev/fb 0 0 /dev/kbd /dev/mouse
This sent the monitor into reduced power mode after
5 minutes (300 seconds).
No matter what I try in power.conf under Solaris 8, I can't
get the same effect. I realise that changes have been
introduced in 8, but I'd still like the old behaviour back.
(I'm also aware that the the old screenblank program
will blank out the screen, but unlike the power
management software, it can't set the monitor into
a reduced power mode)
Anyone know of any magic that can make this happen?
Stephen Kenny ske...@cs.tcd.ie
System Administration +353 1 608 1222
Department of Computer Science