[Bug 604635] Re: [Maverick] Have default settings be energy star 5.0 compliant

Phill Whiteside phillw at phillw.net
Mon Jul 19 17:20:45 UTC 2010


Hi, I do recall from my dark murky past with Windows, that there is an
energy-star system for monitoring data

http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_wol

<http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=power_mgt.pr_power_mgt_wol>I'm not
sure if it is of any help, but provide it for you.

Regards,

Phill.

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 6:04 PM, Jerone Young
<jerone.young at canonical.com>wrote:

> Thinking about his more after Martin's comment on rhythmbox. I think
> another level of idleness has to be created ?
>
> If you have something downloading in Chromium or Firefox .. you do want
> the screen lock or screen blank to happen. But what you do not want is
> for the machine to go to sleep or hibernate automatically.
>
> Almost like something that says that I'm idle .. but don't go to sleep.
>
> @Martin
>              You have thoughts on that?
>
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> [Maverick] Have default settings be energy star 5.0 compliant
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/604635
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> Status in Gnome Powermanager: New
> Status in OEM Priority Project: In Progress
> Status in “chromium-browser” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
> Status in “firefox” package in Ubuntu: Triaged
> Status in “gnome-power-manager” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
> Status in “rhythmbox” package in Ubuntu: Fix Released
>
> Bug description:
> Binary package hint: gnome-power-manager
>
> Energy star is a standard backed by the US government to set standards for
> energy use of devices.
> The specification for Operating System settings can be found here:
> http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=revisions.computer_spec
>
> Spec direct link (page 13):
>
> http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/prod_development/revisions/downloads/computer/Version5.0_Computer_Spec.pdf
>
> Also to better help understand Energy Star. The Open Suse team actually
> heavily looked into this, and have a great presentation here:
> http://files.opensuse.org/opensuse/en/3/34/EnergyStar.pdf
>
> The reason you want to be Energy star compliant:
>
> - Many retailers will not sell machines that are not Energy Star compliant
> - Most Government agencies will not buy hardware solutions that are not
> Energy Star compliant
> - OEMs are now pushing heavily to have all hardware be Energy Star
> compliant
>      - The OS software default settings are apart of the Energy Star
> compliance of machines
>
> There are only two default settings preventing Ubuntu from being energy
> star compliant:
> * Put display to Sleep within 15 minutes of user inactivity when on A/C
>         - Currently this is set to 30 min. So setting it to 15 or below
> would fix this.
> * Activate computer's Sleep mode within 30 minutes of user inactivity when
> on A/C.
>         - Currently this is set to never
>         - It is also under stood that this could potentially have user
> experience impact
>
> If both settings cannot be done by deafult.  It has been requested to have
> an Energy Star button in Gnome Power Management interface that would set
> settings to be energy star compliant.
>
>
>
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