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Old 10-23-2005, 07:32 AM   #1
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Monitor doesn't standby


Hi,

I am working on Slackware 10.0. I am having trouble with configuring the monitor (a Samsung SyncMaster 763MB) to standby.
I went to Power Control ------> Display Power Control and checked the box that says enable display power management.I configured the settings to read :

Standby 10mins
Suspend 12mins
Poweroff 22mins

The problem is that the monitor doesn't standby. If I leave the system, after sometime the screen goes blank, like it happens when you lock the screen. Nothing else happens.
The only thing that I've done in relation to power management was to enable the apm module to be loaded by uncommenting /sbin/modprobe apm in /etc/rc.d/rc.modules so that the system would shut down completely.

Thanks in anticipation.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 11:13 AM   #2
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You need the following line in the "Monitor" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf :
Code:
        Option          "DPMS"
 
Old 10-23-2005, 01:29 PM   #3
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Thanks a bunch Ciotog for the help.
It's working now.
Thanks again.
 
Old 05-07-2006, 11:05 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ciotog
You need the following line in the "Monitor" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf :
Code:
        Option          "DPMS"
thank you this helped me too.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 10:13 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ciotog
You need the following line in the "Monitor" section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf :
Code:
        Option          "DPMS"
Me too, cheers: btw my "Monitor" section is labeled "Screen".
 
Old 03-24-2007, 11:45 AM   #6
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The "Screen" section is actually separate from the "Monitor" section - it's meant to act as a bridge between the monitor and the video card.

But of course if the DPMS option works in Screen too, then it's all good.
 
Old 03-24-2007, 08:01 PM   #7
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The "Screen" section is actually separate from the "Monitor" section - it's meant to act as a bridge between the monitor and the video card.

But of course if the DPMS option works in Screen too, then it's all good.
I have dual monitors via nvidia twinview so that must be why I don't have a monitor section in my xorg.conf. Anyway I added the line into screen and it worked like a charm.
 
  


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