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Old 03-26-2007, 06:01 PM   #1
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Screen Blanks Out


Hello,

I was downloading a program the other day and when I came back to the computer - maybe 20 to 40 minutes - the screen was blank. I am guessing that it went into some low power state like hybernation mode. The light on the monitor was blinking and a move of the mouse brought it back to life. I remember having this problem with Fedora, but this is not Linux. I am running NetBSD 3.1 with XFree86. Is there an option in the XFree86Config file that needs commented out to prevent this? I don't want any hybernation mode activated on my system.
 
Old 03-26-2007, 06:18 PM   #2
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Not sure of the name of the file but it should be in /etc/X11. Mine is xorg.conf. Look in it and see if there is line like DMPS ON. Is so Put a # infront of the line save and restart X server.

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Old 03-27-2007, 09:58 AM   #3
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Hello,

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Not sure of the name of the file but it should be in /etc/X11. Mine is xorg.conf. Look in it and see if there is line like DMPS ON. Is so Put a # infront of the line save and restart X server.

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Mine is /etc/X11/XFree86Config. I first thought that it might be DPMS, but I couldn't find that it was used in the file.
 
Old 03-27-2007, 03:47 PM   #4
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Might add the line to the monitor section.
Option "DPMS" "false"

Not sure of any other files to check other than maybe the acpi settings. Check in /etc/acpi and see what is there.

Kind of got this info from here. http://linuxreviews.org/howtos/power/xorg_dpms/

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Old 03-27-2007, 04:16 PM   #5
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If it's happening under X, try running "xset -dpms" from your terminal emulator and see if that fixes it. These symptoms could also be affected by settings in GNOME or KDE or XScreenSaver, etc.
 
  


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