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Bertman123 12-29-2013 12:17 PM

xfce on 14.1 screen keeps on shutting off
 
I'm using the xfce desktop on 14.1 32 bit and have it set in the power settings to not shut the screen off. However the screen keeps shutting off after about 15 minutes. I have disabled the screensaver from starting when my laptop boots and have tried typing "xset -dpms" in the terminal, which has not helped either. Am I missing a setting somewhere?

metaschima 12-29-2013 12:40 PM

Check '/etc/rc.d/rc.M', near the top you will see:
Code:

# Screen blanks after 15 minutes idle time, and powers down in one hour
# if the kernel supports APM or ACPI power management:
/bin/setterm -blank 15 -powersave powerdown -powerdown 60

You can change these numbers as needed. I usually change blank to 30, which is more reasonable.

Bertman123 12-29-2013 12:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metaschima (Post 5088581)
Check '/etc/rc.d/rc.M', near the top you will see:
Code:

# Screen blanks after 15 minutes idle time, and powers down in one hour
# if the kernel supports APM or ACPI power management:
/bin/setterm -blank 15 -powersave powerdown -powerdown 60

You can change these numbers as needed. I usually change blank to 30, which is more reasonable.

Is it safe to comment that line out?

metaschima 12-29-2013 01:02 PM

Set them both to 0 if you want to turn the feature off. I find it useful, so I don't have to keep pressing the monitor button myself when I walk away.

Bertman123 12-29-2013 01:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by metaschima (Post 5088592)
Set them both to 0 if you want to turn the feature off. I find it useful, so I don't have to keep pressing the monitor button myself when I walk away.

Thanks for your help.


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