Introduction to Xfce4 Power Manager

The Xfce4 Power Manager is a power manager for the Xfce desktop, Xfce power manager manages the power sources on the computer and the devices that can be controlled to reduce their power consumption (such as LCD brightness level or monitor sleep). In addition, Xfce4 Power Manager provides a set of freedesktop-compliant DBus interfaces to inform other applications about current power level so that they can adjust their power consumption.



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Package Information

Xfce4 Power Manager Dependencies


libnotify-0.8.1, UPower-1.90.0, and xfce4-panel-4.18.2


NetworkManager-1.42.0 and Polkit-122

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/xfce4-power-manager

Installation of Xfce4 Power Manager

Install Xfce4 Power Manager by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: xfce4-power-manager, xfce4-power-manager-settings, xfce4-pm-helper, and xfpm-power-backlight-helper
Installed Libraries: libxfce4powermanager.so
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


is a helper program for the suspend and hibernate functions of xfce4-power-manager


is the Xfce Power Manager


is a utility that comes with the Xfce Power Manager to access/change its configuration


is a command line utility to get or set the brightness of your screen