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Old 12-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 12:40 PM   #2
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Check '/etc/rc.d/rc.M', near the top you will see:
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# 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.
 
Old 12-29-2013, 12:44 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by metaschima View Post
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?
 
Old 12-29-2013, 01:02 PM   #4
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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.
 
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #5
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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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