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Old 03-03-2018, 01:06 PM   #1
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automatic monitor when exiting ubuntu 16.04


Is there a way to have the monitor shut down when exiting ubuntu 16.04 or is that something that is controlled by the motherboard? The first time I installed ubuntu the moniter shut down when I exited but never happened again.

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Old 03-03-2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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Are you just logging out? Or are you shutting down the machine? The monitor will fall asleep after a few minutes. Yes, the operating system can control the monitor sleep state. See this for more info: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ment_Signaling
 
Old 03-03-2018, 08:41 PM   #3
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I am shutting down the machine.The first time I shut down after I installed ubuntu 16.04 the monitor shut down when my computer shut down and then it never happened again. I know about the sleep after a certain amount of time.

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Old 03-03-2018, 09:39 PM   #4
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So, the monitor completely turned off like hitting the power button on it? I don't know how that could occur.
 
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Yes it shut completely down I thought maybe that was a new feature of 16.04. Like I said it only did it once after the install and never again.
 
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Shutting off the monitor power is not controllable through the video interface. So, when the monitor did power off by itself, something else was going on. It wasn't the os doing it.
 
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I think you are right that it was some sort of an anomaly because I don't see how the O/S could control the monitor.
 
  


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