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Old 11-07-2004, 10:01 PM   #1
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Monitor Shuts off


Hi, I'm New to linux, i'm using debian............ and if i leave my computer idle for like 5 minutes the monitor shuts off anyone know how to disable this?
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:08 PM   #2
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can anyone help please
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:12 PM   #3
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Edit your XF86Config file found in /etc/X11. (Type 'emacs /etc/X11/XF86Config', or possibly XF86Config-4.) In the Monitor section there should be something with a value of 5 minutes. If you don't want it to shut off at all, put a # at the beginning of that line.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:32 PM   #4
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i dont see an option of 5 minutes anywhere
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:39 PM   #5
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i searched goodle and it was dpms that was doing it so i typed xset -dpms in terminal is that right
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:43 PM   #6
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Ha, I never knew you could do it that way. In case you want to take advantage of DPMS later on, reenable it via xset and then look at XF86Config for:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "BlankTime" "0"
Option "StandbyTime" "5"
Option "SuspendTime" "0"
Option "OffTime" "20"
EndSection


Have fun with it.
 
Old 11-07-2004, 10:56 PM   #7
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how come i can't edit the xconfig file when i run it ? - how do i edit it
 
Old 11-07-2004, 11:06 PM   #8
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to edit the config
Look in /etc/x11 to see what version of x...
type vi (name of x file)
or emacs if you like that.
if you are in insert mode in vi (hit letter i), you can change anything typed in the file like a text file.
If using vi, save changes by typing :wq
If you think you might screw things up and can't remember how to get back, first make a copy of the x file and call it something like xconfige.old or whatever. then play with the original.

Or are you trying this and it won't let you while x is running (why?)
 
  


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