App to auto turn off computer if idle for length of time

dave selby dave6502 at
Sun Aug 26 19:37:51 BST 2007

On 26/08/07, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> dave selby wrote:
> > Is there an app or script that does a 'shutdown -h now' when my
> > computer has been idle for say an hour or so (trying to save the
> > planet !)
> By default, the guidance power manager is installed (on laptops, anyway -
> perhaps the installer's smart enough to skip it for desktops), and will put
> a battery icon in the system tray.
> Just double click on that,  the second option is "When the system is idle
> for more than ...".  Choose a time and choose to suspend, hibernate or shut
> down.
> If, in fact, it's not installed on your system, just use:
> # sudo aptitude install kde-guidance-powermanager
> --
> derek

Thanks for the suggestion ... unfortunately the app seems pretty smart
& realises I am a desktop machine - removing the option !

But it was a good idea :)



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