prevent suspend / hibernate when streaming

Johnneylee Rollins johnneylee.rollins at
Wed Feb 17 12:02:40 UTC 2010

On Wed, Feb 17, 2010 at 12:32 AM, Hypo Thetical
<hypothetical25 at> wrote:
> hi,
> I use my ubuntu 8.10 machine has a stream server. i would like it to be able
> to suspend when i'm not streaming anything from it. I tired using the power
> management options, but the maximum it can wait before suspending is 1 hour
> (next option is to never hibernate). however, this causes the desktop to
> suspend every 60 minutes irrespective of whether i'm streaming music from
> it, or logged in via vnc / NX / ssh.
> i want it to suspend so that i'm not wasting power when i don't use it, but
> i also want it to remain alive while i am remotely logged in or streaming.
> How can i achieve this?
I can envision a script to check to see if every process is sleeping
and if any ssh sessions or streaming programs. You can even forget the
last part. But the problem is, I don't know if you can bring a
computer back from hibernation in a software manner.

You couldn't start a new session if your server hibernated.


> thanks!
> hypo
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