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Old 08-23-2012, 03:29 AM   #1
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Brightness control disables sound [Solved]

I am running Linix Mint 13 Cinnamon on my Desktop and laptop. I have my brightness control set to turn the screen off after 10 minutes of inactivity. The problem is that when the screen turns off, any music that I have playing also shuts off. On my desktop, I am listenong to the mucic via the onboard sound card and on my laptop, I am listening to the music on my stereo system through my HDMI cable, if that makes a difference. I have the screensaver disabled and in System Tools, I have set Brightness and Lock to turn the screen off when inactive for 10 minutes, and I have left Lock set to off. If I am playing music and the screen blanks, the sound cuts out until I move the mouse and unblank the screen. Anyobne have any suggestions on how to stop this behaviour, other than not blanking the screen?


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Old 08-23-2012, 12:04 PM   #2
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Power saving/ management --> advanced controls
Old 08-23-2012, 03:43 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by amani View Post
Power saving/ management --> advanced controls
Hi and thanks for the response.

In Linux Mint 13, there isn't an option for Power Saving. There is one for Power, which allows you to specify at what time interval the computer should be suspended. I have it set as Don't Suspend.

Any other suggestions?
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I am going to mark this as solved.

I had put on some music today and let it play. After 10 minutes, the screen turned off and the music stopped. However, afer a minute or so, the music contunued playing again with no interruption. Not sure why it cuts out in the first place, but I can live with this.


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