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Old 12-22-2007, 08:26 AM   #1
poonippi
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switch off monitor power saving


Hi,

I have an IBM 770Z with 2.6.22 kernel, and xfce desktop. I want to know how to switch off power saving on my monitor, as I am trying to view a LOAD of
pictures but the screen keeps going blank.
 
Old 12-23-2007, 04:31 AM   #2
bbfuller
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Hello poonippi

In XFce it may be possible that you are inheriting some of the display settings and power management from any other desktop that you have installed and I would check that first.

However, on the distributions I have tried there also seems to be a built in blanking time built within the X server. It seems to me without actually timing it to be 45 minutes or so.

The only way I've found to turn that off is by directly editing your xorg.conf file.

If you do that please back up the original first so that you can put it back from the command line if necessary. These alterations seem to be quite unforgiving. A slight mistake won't be ignored, the X-server will just fail to start.

These lines:


Code:
        Option      "blank time" "0"
	Option      "standby time" "0"
	Option      "suspend time" "0"
	Option      "off time" "0"
need to be added to the file mentioned, in the ServerFlags section. If you don't already have a ServerFlags section it should be added like this:

Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
	Option      "blank time" "0"
	Option      "standby time" "0"
	Option      "suspend time" "0"
	Option      "off time" "0"
EndSection
In my file, I already had that section with an entry and it ended up looking like this:

Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
	Option	    "AIGLX" "on"
	Option      "blank time" "0"
	Option      "standby time" "0"
	Option      "suspend time" "0"
	Option      "off time" "0"
EndSection
Hope that helps.

Last edited by bbfuller; 12-23-2007 at 04:32 AM.
 
  


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