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Old 02-27-2007, 06:43 PM   #1
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disable sleep mode, away mode standby, etc.

Hey all,

I'm running Gnome on Fedora Core 6. I am (was) using acpid. I want to disable "away" or sleep mode because this comp is hooked up to some "monitoring" screens which display an automatically refreshing webpage 24x7 to look fancy. I have tried the following already:

-disabled screensaver in gnome
-service stop acpid (ps -ef still shows [kacpid] and not even a kill -9 will stop it. is this pertinent?)
-there are no power save options in the BIOS, just options for what devices can bring it out of sleep mode

just in case it had anything to do with the monitor i've done "xset -dpms" and "xset dpms 0 0 0" and commented out Option DPMS in my xorg. Now the screen still goes black after 20 mins or so, but the monitors stay on

Is there anything else i can try?!? why is it still doing it, ive completely shut off the acpi daemon. grawrrr! If nothing else, I was thinking of making a cron script that spawns an gnome terminal then closes it right away or some crap. anyone else have a better suggestion?

Thanks very much guys!

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Old 02-27-2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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Is the PC still running? If the power lights on the monitor stay green/constant, I'd be inclined to think it was. Does it INSTANTLY resume when you move the mouse?

If this is the case, it doesn't seem like acpi so much as a screensaver-esque problem.
Old 02-28-2007, 01:04 PM   #3
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nah the computer powers down :/. gotta wiggle the mouse, takes 3-4 seconds for the comp to come back on. If screensaver was enabled it would prompt for password
Old 02-04-2008, 01:32 AM   #4
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guys I have same problem, I have laptop I want to use as small server, how to turn off moniotor? when I close lid it goes to sleep. Is there a way to change way linux behave when I close lid or set monitor to turn off (real turn off not just some stupid black screen) ?


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