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Old 12-19-2003, 05:37 PM   #1
asentell
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Question Video shut off by power manager, but how?


I just installed SuSE Professional 9.0, and I have an annoying problem: After 10 minutes of inactivity, my video is shut off by some kind of power management software. I have acpi=off set in the Boot Loader, and APM is not installed. I don't see anything in the BIOS that has anything to do with power management.

Am I missing something?

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Old 12-19-2003, 06:15 PM   #2
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XFree checks whether your card supports DPMS,
and does it by itself. Have a closed look at the
Section "ServerFlags"
of /etc/X11/XF86Config

man XF86Config
for details :}

Or happy googling.


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Old 12-20-2003, 09:51 PM   #3
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Hi,

Try running "xset -dpms" at a shell prompt and see if that helps.

thanks

with regards
-DJ
 
Old 12-23-2003, 06:40 PM   #4
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Modifying XF86Config did not work even after rebooting.

The xset command worked but doesn't survive a reboot. Any idea how to make it stick? Can I make xhost stick the same way?

-Aaron
 
Old 12-27-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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Worked for me ... odd.

What/how did you do it?


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Old 12-27-2003, 08:05 PM   #6
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In the XF86Config file, look for the "Graphics Device Section" and then under that look for this.

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "** NVIDIA (generic)                   [nv]"
    Driver      "nv"
    VideoRam    131072
    Option "DPMS"
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection
Take out the line

Code:
Option "DPMS"
or put a # in front of it. That should disable that feature. I say that because mine would not cut off in Gentoo untill I added that line to the XF86Config file. That should work.

I hope.

 
  


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