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Old 11-21-2005, 03:22 AM   #1
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changing monitor standby settings


Hi

I'm using debian 3.1, how do you change how long the comp waits till it blank screen?

thanks
 
Old 11-21-2005, 04:44 AM   #2
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I guess you mean how long to wait while in X-windows before the screen turns blank. If that's what you want then run:
Code:
xset s <number>
where <number> is the number of secconds to wait before turns blank. You also can put the above command in your ~/.xinitrc.
 
Old 11-23-2005, 04:34 AM   #3
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thats exactly what i need
thanks
 
Old 11-27-2005, 04:41 AM   #4
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i did both xset s off and xset s noblank but it still seem to turn the monitor off, is it possible to turn off power saving all together?
 
Old 11-28-2005, 03:06 AM   #5
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You don't have to use the "noblank" option. Use "noexpose" instead.
Also
Code:
xset q
should tell you about your settings
 
Old 11-29-2005, 05:36 PM   #6
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i tried that and the screen still blanks out after a while =(
i even tried turning ACPI off in bios to see if i can turn off this power saving thing
 
Old 11-30-2005, 02:59 AM   #7
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Are you sure you don't run a screensaver that blanks the screen after a while?
Also try to disable DPMS to see if that helps:
Code:
 xset -dpms
 
Old 11-30-2005, 04:40 AM   #8
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i was able to disable it in kde (i was using xfce and gnome before)
so i guess its problem solved, thanks heaps for your help
 
  


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