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Saving power with Linux

by on Dec.03, 2007, under Linux

An interesting site with numerous tips and tricks on power efficient computing using Linux:


It is also home to the rather useful “PowerTOP” tool. If the testimonials are anything to go by, everyone running a recent release of Linux should give this a try.

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Linux – Disable Shutdown For Normal Users

by on Feb.27, 2007, under How To ..., Linux

Very useful for servers/shared machines:

Disable Shutdown For Normal Users


Setting file mode for /etc/acpi/events/power.conf to “0000” is not sufficient to disable the power button. It’s better to:

  1. Uninstall gnome-power-manager
  2. Leave file permissions for power.conf unchanged and simply set the action= line to an empty string

It is also advisable to set the local login screen style to plain in gdmsetup.

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