pmconfig - Configure the Power Management system
The pmconfig utility sets the Power Management and suspend-resume
configuration. User has permission to change Power Management configuration
using pmconfig only if he is allowed to do so according to
PMCHANGEPERM keyword of /etc/default/power. User has permission
to change the suspend-resume configuration using pmconfig only if he is
allowed to do so according to the CPRCHANGEPERM keyword of
/etc/default/power. See FILES section below for a description of the
PMCHANGEPERM and CPRCHANGEPERM keywords of
Based on user permissions, pmconfig first resets the Power
Management and/or suspend-resume state back to its default and then reads
the new Power Management and/or suspend-resume configuration from
/etc/power.conf and issues the commands to activate the new
configuration. The pmconfig utility is run at system boot. This
utility can also be run from the command line after manual changes have been
made to the /etc/power.conf file. For changes made to the
/etc/power.conf file to take effect, users must run
The following options are supported:
Reset Power Management and suspend-resume state to
default and exit. User must have both Power Management and suspend-resume
configuration permission for this option.
The following exit values are returned:
Upon successful completion
An error occurred
System Power Management configuration file.
File that controls permissions for system's Power
Management and suspend-resume features. The PMCHANGEPERM keyboard
controls the Power Management configuration permissions, while the
CPRCHANGEPERM keyword controls the suspend-resume configuration
Allowed values are:
Any user can change the configuration.
No one except super-user can change the
A user in this user list or a super-user can change the
configuration. The user list is a space and/or comma (,) separated list. You
must enclose the list in < and > characters.
A user who owns the system console device node or a
super-user can change the configuration.
The default values are PMCHANGEPERM=console-owner and
See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:
The pmconfig service is managed by the service management facility,
smf(7), under the service identifier:
Administrative actions on this service, such as enabling,
disabling, or requesting restart, can be performed using svcadm(8).
The service's status can be queried using the svcs(1) command.
If the program cannot open the configuration file, it prints an error message to
standard error. If the program encounters a syntax error in the configuration
file, it prints an error message and the line number of the error in the
configuration file. It then skips the rest of the information on that line and
processes the next line. Any configuration information already processed on
the line containing the error is used. If user does not have permission to
change Power Management and/or suspend-resume configuration, and configuration
file has entries for which user doesn't have permission, it process the
entries for which user has permissions and prints error on rest.