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Old 06-11-2006, 10:16 PM   #1
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display doesn't go to sleep after inactivity

I have a Dell Inspiron 600m running Ubuntu Dapper. Under Power Managment Preferences, I have the display set to go to sleep after 5 minutes of inactivity, but it doesn't.

I'm not sure where I should look for troubleshooting...any help would be appreciated.
Old 06-13-2006, 08:47 AM   #2
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I think you need to add:
Option "DPMS"

to your monitor section in xorg.conf. Mine just went blank until I did that, now it actually powers down the backlight.


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