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Old 12-05-2005, 02:25 PM   #1
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screensaver blanks out


Hey guys, this is an easy one. I have my screensaver (glmatrix -- love it) running fine after 4 minutes. The checkbox for "make aware of power management" is not checked. The problem is that the screen blanks after a minute or two of the screensaver. I'm guessing that there is another option somewhere to blank the screen after X amount of time, and that is blanking the screensaver out. Where is this option?

Thanx in advance!
 
Old 12-05-2005, 08:47 PM   #2
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do you use ACPI? is there anything in xorg.conf? I think the latter unlikely, but the former is highly relevant and without more info it is hard to help further....
 
Old 12-05-2005, 10:52 PM   #3
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hmm, I was thinking more along the lines of an option somewhere in yast about blanking the screen - I'll do some more hunting around. I know theres nothing in xorg.conf, because thats all handled with sax2, and I know that's way out of X's domain.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 03:01 AM   #4
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if it is in Yast it will be linked to ACPI at the lower level anyway IMHO...

switch to Ubuntu - you'd be OK there
 
Old 12-06-2005, 05:13 PM   #5
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lol yeah, I was with slackware, but then I realized suse is all gui and wonderful while it works. It just so happens that it works 99% of the time, so I'm ok with that. Ubuntu is good - I reccomend it to many people.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 05:26 PM   #6
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Using KDE?

If you're using KDE go to the Control Center. Then go to "Peripherals" and then to "Display". Go over to the "Power Control" tab and make sure that "Enable Display power management" is not checked. Hope this helps.
 
Old 12-06-2005, 09:13 PM   #7
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"xset -dpms" in a terminal will also disable it...
 
Old 12-17-2005, 01:11 AM   #8
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Yep - the power management panel was it.

I kept overlooking it because it's a kde option, and I was always heading for yast modules. Good to know!

-Bill
 
  


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