Power Management is a technique that enables hardware and software to minimize system power consumption. It is especially important for products that operate with batteries and desktop products.
Power Management tasks can be performed by using:
Individual power management tasks are shown in the following table. The following section, Power Management Limitation Warnings, contains important information for all users of Power Management.
You must have root user authority to perform most of the tasks in the following table.
|Power Management Tasks|
|Task||SMIT Fast Path||Command or File||PM Application|
|Enable Events||smit pmEnable||pmctrl -e -a enable||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Disable Events||smit pmEnable||pmctrl -e -a full_on||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Configure Power Management||smit pmConfigConfigure||mkdev -l pmc0|
|Unconfigure Power Management||smit pmConfigUnconfigure||rmdev -l pmc0|
|Start System State Transition||smit pmState||pmctrl -e -a suspend||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Change/Show Parameters||smit pmData||pmctrl||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Change Timer Setting||smit pmTimer||pmctrl||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Change Display Power Management||smit pmDisplaySelect||pmctrl||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Change Idle Time for Each Device||pmDevice||pmctrl||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Show Battery Information||smit pmBatteryInfo||battery||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|
|Discharge Power Management Battery||smit pmBatteryDischarge||battery -d||/usr/lpp/x11/bin/xpowerm|