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Old 05-25-2005, 05:38 PM   #1
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Things that make laptop go into power save


I just installed Slackware on a laptop. After about 5 minutes of being unattended, it goes into some sort of low-power mode (screen goes totally black and I can't ssh into it until I wake it up), even when it's on AC power. I was wondering what things make it do any power-save stuff so I could check/edit them.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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One possibility is to check in your xorg.conf file for something called DPMS. Under the ServerLayout section, you should have:

Option "StandbyTime" "###"
Option "SuspendTime" "###"

And under "Monitor" section you should have:

Option "DPMS" "true"

Probably one of the values in ServerLayout is a little too low for you.

For more help, google for "acpid" or "dpms"
 
Old 05-26-2005, 04:16 PM   #3
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Two things:

I boot to CLI, so I'm pretty sure it's not in the X config file. Also, I have apmd not acpid because it's too old for acpid, but I'll see what Google has to say.
 
Old 05-26-2005, 04:56 PM   #4
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Not on my slackware box atm, but I think:
It is called from /etc/rc.d/rc.M
look for a line near the beginning of the file that starts with:
/bin/setterm -blank 15

thats your powersave options

HTH
 
  


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