LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-20-2004, 12:51 PM   #1
Ephracis
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,109

Rep: Reputation: 49
Blank screen after 10 minutes (have tried alot)


My problem: the screen goes blank after exactly 10 minutes.

I have looked all around for some solution to this problem but everyone is discussing the same things. Either edit xorg.conf (BlankTime, StandbyTime, SuspendTime and OffTime):
Code:
Option "BlankTime" "10" # Blank the screen in 10 minutes (Fake)
Option "StandbyTime" "20" # Turn off screen in 20 minutes (DPMS)
Option "SuspendTime" "30" # Full hibernation in 30 minutes (DPMS)
Option "OffTime" "40" # Turn off DPMS monitor (DPMS)
..and also tried the setterm:
Code:
setterm -blank 0
But none of this is working. Also the xset- and xscreensaver-commands does not work since they doesn't seem to be installed. None of the commands exists.

How many different things are there that make the screen go blank?

I am using Slackware 10 with Fluxbox.

Thanks,
MezzyMeat
 
Old 09-20-2004, 02:03 PM   #2
Cedrik
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2,140

Rep: Reputation: 242Reputation: 242Reputation: 242
Try to comment :
Option "dpms"

in your Monitor section in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 09-20-2004, 04:36 PM   #3
Ephracis
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,109

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 49
There is no such line at all in that section or even in the whole file. The only lines about DPMS are the ones I wrote before and also
Code:
#    Option      "standby time"  "20"
#    Option      "suspend time"  "30"
#    Option      "off time"      "60"
which are located in the "ServerFlags"-section. But they where commented as default and when uncommented they did not make any difference.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 04:39 PM   #4
Cedrik
Senior Member
 
Registered: Jul 2004
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 2,140

Rep: Reputation: 242Reputation: 242Reputation: 242
What monitor have you (model + manufacturer) ?
 
Old 09-20-2004, 04:47 PM   #5
Ephracis
Senior Member
 
Registered: Sep 2004
Location: Sweden
Distribution: Ubuntu, Debian
Posts: 1,109

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 49
I have a Samtron 96P, 19".. I don't know anything more about it without turning the table and cheking it's back after numbers but I hope that won't be necessary.

Is the "blank screen" phenomenon connected to the screen itself? Odd, since for some reason it didn't go blank before for some time, but then I reinstalled slackware and now it's back. This time I don't want to wait until it stops for some strange reason, unkown to me. I want to know what I can do about it.
 
Old 09-20-2004, 11:55 PM   #6
gnashley
Amigo developer
 
Registered: Dec 2003
Location: Germany
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 4,749

Rep: Reputation: 461Reputation: 461Reputation: 461Reputation: 461Reputation: 461
If you are using Slack 10 then apm must be on for setterm to work.
 
Old 09-21-2004, 01:37 AM   #7
eelriver
Member
 
Registered: May 2004
Location: san francisco
Distribution: Slackware 10.2 kernel 2.6.13, Gentoo amd64, Some mish-mash of programs that started with slack 9.0
Posts: 165

Rep: Reputation: 30
run
Code:
xset s off
from the command line
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Suse 9.0 Blank screen instead of login in screen damoncf Linux - Distributions 4 02-24-2007 08:49 PM
fluxbox, black screen after 10 minutes Seiken Slackware 5 04-11-2005 05:03 PM
Screen goes blank after about 10 minutes jmax24 Linux - General 3 04-19-2004 08:05 PM
screen blackens after few minutes ichbinesderelch Linux - General 1 08-19-2003 10:36 AM
Screen goes black every few minutes Seph64 Linux - General 2 02-15-2003 01:00 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:33 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration