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Old 01-23-2008, 06:24 AM   #1
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Question Graphic card does standby


Hi,

anybody got an idea why my graphics card does standby although I disabled powersaved, acpi and DPMS?
I'am running openSuse 10.3 and I abolutely can't find any more settings I can change.

Thx for help ...
 
Old 01-23-2008, 07:35 AM   #2
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What is the output of
Code:
xset -q
 
Old 01-23-2008, 03:34 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip - that pointed out the problem: DPMS is still active although via YAST its unchecked?? What I dont understand is that I cannot find DPMS in xorg.conf although it is in xorg.conf.saxsave ... what is the difference between these two? There is also a xorg.conf.install?


Screen Saver:
prefer blanking: yes allow exposures: no
timeout: 0 cycle: 600
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 420 Suspend: 780 Off: 1140
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is On


thx for your support
 
Old 01-24-2008, 01:58 AM   #4
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I dont understand is that I cannot find DPMS in xorg.conf although it is in xorg.conf.saxsave ... what is the difference between these two? There is also a xorg.conf.install?
I guess that .saxsave is the backup made when you used SaX2 to configure your xserver and .install is a generic xorg.conf.
To disable DPMS use
Code:
xset -dpms
 
Old 01-24-2008, 04:26 AM   #5
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I guess that .saxsave is the backup made when you used SaX2 to configure your xserver and .install is a generic xorg.conf.
To disable DPMS use
Code:
xset -dpms
Thanks - I already did that (after a long googling night) and it works fine on the local console only.
Unfort. it does not work when putting it into boot.local or even crontab. It always tells me that it cant find the display. When I code
Code:
xset -display 127.0.0.1:0.0
it tells me "wrong display".

So I have to execute it manually after every reboot.
That the DPMS does not disable via YAST I filed a bug report https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=355790
 
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Unfort. it does not work when putting it into boot.local or even crontab. It always tells me that it cant find the display.
This is normal since there is no xserver running at boot and crontab shell does not know the $DISPLAY.
Open /etc/X11/xdm/Xsetup, search for "xset +dpms" and change it accordingly
 
  


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