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Old 01-26-2007, 05:59 PM   #1
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Is there some way to turn off laptop monitor


Hi,

I am using Mandriva Free 2007 on Toshiba Satellite laptop. I have KLaptop installed and setup. Is there someway i can specify the setting like turn of monitor after XXX time, but not hardisk or processor or turn off hardisk after XYZ time etc?? Toshiba providees such utilities with laptops but they are only for windows.
Note the idea is to save power.

Thnx
 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:03 PM   #2
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Down by your clock you should see the klaptop icon (a battery, usually), right click it and select "configure" (from memory) - have a look at your options there.
 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:13 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thnx... but i have seen the configuration there but is there some way to turn off the monitor only without effecting the rest of the system, like for when i am sleeping and the system is downloading some thing??? The profiles there dont have any way of mentioning that? or is there??

Also, can you please tell me what is the difference between kpowersave and kloptop? which one should be used???

Thnx Again
 
Old 01-26-2007, 06:36 PM   #4
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Just to turn monitor off, try
Code:
xset dpms force off
from a terminal window.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 07:40 AM   #5
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Thnx

Also, just in case someone is interested,
for toshiba laptops,

Fn+F6 reduces the brightness and Fn+F7 inscreases it. Seems to work with most linux disributions without any additional software being installed.
 
Old 01-28-2007, 04:14 PM   #6
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Display Power Management times can be set from within KDE. In the Control Centre, go to Peripherals > Display > Power Control tab.
 
Old 01-29-2007, 07:18 AM   #7
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Thnx for the information
 
  


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