How to auto shutdown, hibernate.... computer

I install Opensuse 11.4 on KDE environment then I changed to XFCE. I don’t know how to configure for computer auto shutdown after a period of time don’t use it.
I can’t find any arctile about this (maybe my english is not good show i don’t know how to give the correct keyword to search)

Please help me.


Check out this old thread:

Auto Shutdown

It might be helpful.

Or, if you want to shutdown your computer after downloading a large file, you can have a look here:

can I time an automatic shutdown?

And please, while studying the information given above, bear in mind that log out and shutdown are two complete different things. Like boot and login. Thus saying “don’t use the computer” is not a very precise expression. You should find out what you mean with this before you could ever think about making a program on this.

I e.g. have a script to shutdown my system where one of the prerequisits is that nobody is loged in. Obviously, in this personal case, I defiine “not used” as “nobody loged in”. But when your ystem is a server of some kind, hat is of course NOT a definition of this computer not being used.

You have misunderstood my idea. I mean that is there any program like “screen saver”. It will automatic execute when you don’t have any action on computer.

We haven’t misunderstood you. We pointed politely to the fact that you did not define the term “… don’t use it”. Now you define it as “not typing characters on the keyboard or moving/clicking the mouse for some time” which is allready more clear.

Hm, I doubt a bit if anybody did what you ask. After all a screen saver is often a nuisance that starts at the wrong moment. When you are waiting for a program to finish, or a mail to arrive, in the mean time answer the phone, … oops, the screen gets dark. Imagine that it would shut down then, killing the program you are waiting for, etc. No, I guess not many people would like that.

On 2011-05-02 20:36, hcvv wrote:
> Hm, I doubt a bit if anybody did what you ask. After all a screen saver
> is often a nuisance that starts at the wrong moment.

It is an option in gnome, the power applet does it. KDE must have another
one. Indeed, not very long ago, openSUSE shipped a factory version for a
month or two with that feature turned up by default. I remember a quite
heated discussion in bugzilla, with “they” not giving up… till IBM
complained and it was removed instantly X’-)

Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)