SUSPECT: Re: sleep mode

Maxime Alarie malarie at
Thu Apr 15 19:18:22 UTC 2010

That's pointless.  There are more subtle ways to do it..

Open ashell.. or go CTRL+ALT+F2
Logon and Type: while true; do sleep 299; echo wakeup; done

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[mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of Ioannis
Sent: Thursday, April 15, 2010 2:54 PM
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Subject: SUSPECT: Re: sleep mode

On Thu, 2010-04-15 at 17:56 +0100, zongo saiba wrote:
> Hi, 
> I have set up my unit Ubuntu 9.10 to go to sleep after 5 minutes when
> inactive. I have a notebook and want to maximize ny battery life. When
> use skype with video (or just voip calls), my unit still goes to sleep
> after 5 minutes not detecting the fact that it is being used. 
> Anyone has any idea on how to make sure that the OS actually picks yp
> the unit being in use and not putting it to sleep ? 

Move the mouse pointer periodically.

Ioannis Vranos

C95 / C++03 Software Developer

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