Disabling Powersave Screen Saver on SUSE Linux

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  • 02-Aug-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9
Screen saver aka screensaver
Power save aka powersave
OES Clustering


The power save feature of SUSE Linux platforms is enabled by default and there appears to be no way to turn it off via YAST or other utilities.

Some users have reported that powersaving mode can interfere with OES clustering causing node castouts. It hasn't fully been established why powersaving might interfere with clustering but disabling it has been demonstrated to work for some users.


The following command line will turn powersaving off permanently:

chkconfig powersaved off