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Old 10-18-2003, 02:23 AM   #1
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Toshiba power management changes screen resolution

I have a Toshiba Satellite 2455 running RH9 and am having an odd problem that I'll do my best to describe.

If I do not type on the keyboard for about 10 mins, the screen turns off. (Not to be confused with the screensaver in X.) Normally, my laptop operates at 1024x768, however when I hit a button to "go back to work" on the system, my X desktop appears but everything appears to be a 640x480 resolution and offset veritically by about 2 inches, with the top wrapping to the bottom of the screen. I then have to exit X via the keyboard, because the aligment is so out of alignment my mouse cursor doesn't allign with the screen buttons. Once I restart X, the screen is back to its normal resolution.

I've disabled the X screensaver, and also toggled between using nVidia's driver and the one that comes with RH9....the problem seems to occur with both drivers.

I like that my screen turns off after 10 mins....just wish there was a way to resume without messing up my screen resolution. Any ideas?

Below is an exert from my XFConfig file. Any assistance is appreciated! =)



Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Unprobed Monitor"
DisplaySize 305 152
HorizSync 31.5 - 48.5
VertRefresh 50.0 - 70.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
VideoRam 32768

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Old 10-19-2003, 07:40 PM   #2
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Some BIOS also have a power saving feature built into the BIOS. Check your BIOS to see if the BIOS is also getting into the screensaver act. If it is I suggest that you turn off the hardware feature and configure the software to handle the screensaver function the way that you want it.

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