Call For Testing: pm-utils-powersave-policy

Chase Douglas chase.douglas at
Fri Mar 19 21:23:04 GMT 2010

On Fri, Mar 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM, Dustin Kirkland <kirkland at> wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 9:59 AM, Chase Douglas <chase.douglas at> wrote:
>> I've been working on some fixes, additions, and cleanup to the current
>> pm-utils-powersave-policy package that's slated for inclusion in
>> Lucid. The package takes some of the good stuff from the old
>> laptop-mode-tools package and moves it to policy scripts that are
>> invoked by pm-powersave when on battery power. The items currently
>> include:
>> * 10 second audio codec power down (vs no power down)
>> * 1 minute console (tty1) screen powersave timeout
>> * 60 (vs 15) second dirty page writeback timeout
>> * Disable WOL for ethernet devices
> ...
> Is there an easy way to override this one somewhere in an admin
> editable /etc conffile?  Disabling WoL is definitely never desirable
> to me.

If you create a file /etc/pm/config.d/keep-wol with the contents:


then the script won't be run. However, I just tested this and it's
broken right now. It's a simple fix, so I'll add it in and send it

-- Chase

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