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Old 11-22-2010, 09:18 PM   #1
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Monitor Power Save Problem

Hi all!
I recently installed Mandriva on my desktop pc as a
dual boot os with Windows; this problem does not
occur in Windows. After it is idle for a while, the
screensaver goes black, and after that the problem starts.
The display goes black, except for a message; the message
alternates between
``power save''
``attn. no signal.
check input signal
connection or
power save mode
has been enabled''
over and over!

I searched this forum, and found what I thought might
solve the problem:

put the following commands in xinitrc:
setterm -blank 0 -powersave off -powerdown off
xset s off

This did not fix the problem.

How can I fix this?

Mandriva PowerPack 2010 Spring
Gateway VX700 monitor
NVIDIA GeC51G [GeForce 6100]

output of uname -a:
Linux localhost #1 SMP Mon Sep 20 18:19:20
UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Old 11-25-2010, 07:55 AM   #2
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