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Old 03-29-2005, 11:42 AM   #1
dangerboy
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Setterm -powerdown xx won't work.


Hi all. I apologize if this is a double post, but I have searched the forums with a fine tooth comb and I cannot seem to find a post that addresses this exact issue.

I'm running Mandrake 10.0 (10.1 was too buggy). I've just recently grown attached to the idea of running the X-Server only when needed. The console has become a good friend of mine. My problem is this: no matter how I use setterm the monitor will not shut down after the alotted amount of time.

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setterm -blank 10 -powersave powerdown -powerdown 15 -store
The monitor blanks just fine, but after that... it just stays blank until it senses activity, never powering down.

I have acpi enabled and I'm wondering if there is a config file I have to edit somewhere in order to get this to work. Maybe there is a module I need to install?

Just to clarify, I'm only interested in knowing how to get powersaving to work from a virtual console. My X environment already uses xscreensaver for monitor power-management flawlessly. Thanx everyone.

Last edited by dangerboy; 03-30-2005 at 02:04 AM.
 
Old 03-30-2005, 12:50 AM   #2
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Any ideas?

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Old 07-19-2006, 04:20 AM   #3
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your posts in this thread is already too old but just in case you'll be here again, please go to this thread instead:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=342388

i made an explaination there about this problem.
hope it helps.
 
  


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