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Old 11-14-2004, 05:54 PM   #1
Dr Gutiemouth
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blanktime question


my screen keeps going blank...i fixed this once in the fast...by editing XF86CONFIG by adding something...i cant remember what i added exactly. I think it was something like this:

Section "ServerFlags"

Option "BlankTime" "60"

EndSection


well that doesnt do it...but im sure its something like that i need in there...

any ideas how i can tweak it so it will work?
im just trying to keep my screen from blanking out every ten minutes...i have the screen saver turned off and the bios is still right...so i know its this file that needs editing...
thanks for your help in advance!
 
Old 11-14-2004, 05:59 PM   #2
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It is probably DPMS. See if you DPMS enabled anywhere.

Also from the XF86Config-4 manpage:

Option "StandbyTime" "time"
sets the inactivity timeout for the standby phase of DPMS mode.
time is in minutes, and the value can be changed at run-time
with xset(1x). Default: 20 minutes. This is only suitable for
VESA DPMS compatible monitors, and may not be supported by all
video drivers. It is only enabled for screens that have the
"DPMS" option set (see the MONITOR section below).

Option "SuspendTime" "time"
sets the inactivity timeout for the suspend phase of DPMS mode.
time is in minutes, and the value can be changed at run-time
with xset(1x). Default: 30 minutes. This is only suitable for
VESA DPMS compatible monitors, and may not be supported by all
video drivers. It is only enabled for screens that have the
"DPMS" option set (see the MONITOR section below).

Option "OffTime" "time"
sets the inactivity timeout for the off phase of DPMS mode.
time is in minutes, and the value can be changed at run-time
with xset(1x). Default: 40 minutes. This is only suitable for
VESA DPMS compatible monitors, and may not be supported by all
video drivers. It is only enabled for screens that have the
"DPMS" option set (see the MONITOR section below).
 
  


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