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Old 12-14-2005, 08:44 PM   #1
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So I ditched the mandrake install


So I finaly Installed 10.2 on my mandrake box. Good by mandrake . 1 issue im having, is with power management I cant get my monitor to stand by. Im not sure if its a AMP/ACPI issue or what. Any ideas??

Oh and I was wondering about putting the whole system on standby (spinning down the HD and turing off the monitor)
 
Old 12-15-2005, 12:33 PM   #2
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If you are not using KDE or Gnome, to get your monitor to use powersave mode and shut off you will have to edit /etx/X11/xorg.conf.
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Under the Section "Monitor" add Option "DPMS"
Then in the Section "ServerLayout" you can add the following to control the time it performs each mode:
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    Option "StandbyTime" "5"
    Option "SuspendTime" "10"
    Option "OffTime" "15"
If you use KDE or Gnome, you can goto the Screensaver settings and edit the Display Power Management options to configure your monitor.
 
Old 12-15-2005, 06:16 PM   #3
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I did that and thats what is not working
configure desktop>screensaver (make aware of power managenent)
and then
display>power control>(I put my monitor to standby after 90min. Even if i do 1 min or 10 or 90 nothing happens after my screen saver comes on)

If i edit my Xorg.conf file and add

Option "StandbyTime" "5"
Option "SuspendTime" "10"
Option "OffTime" "15"
to the "ServerLayout" Section will it work or will KDE mess with it ??
 
Old 12-15-2005, 07:09 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how to make the entire computer sleep, but to make the screen sleep you can try modifying the settings in rc.M, /etc/rc.d/rc.M. One of the first few lines sets screen blanking and power down, read the comments to find out which.

As you mentioned modifying the settings in the WM didn't work, you might have to recompile the kernel and check that all required drivers are included.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 06:22 PM   #5
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Sorr that didnt work either but Im still trying.
I've been reading up on hoe to recompile the kernel just incase.
 
Old 12-17-2005, 10:34 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by chemichael
So I finaly Installed 10.2 on my mandrake box. Good by mandrake
Welcome to Slackware and I'll trust you'll enjoy your stay.

I blew away Ubuntu and just installed Slackware 10.2....
 
Old 12-18-2005, 10:41 PM   #7
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Great any ideas reguarding my issue?
 
Old 12-18-2005, 11:02 PM   #8
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Great any ideas reguarding my issue?
What are your hardware specs??

What kernel are you using??
 
Old 12-19-2005, 11:32 AM   #9
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well im on a old compaq presario desktop 5000 it has a AMD 800m(I thank) 384m ram and a 40g HD.
I installed the default kernel i thank it's 2.4.31.
 
Old 12-19-2005, 04:28 PM   #10
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Did you install w bareacpi.i? I was having issues like that until I used that one, instead of barei.

Try reading shilo's sticky on "how i did it all', It walks you through wonderfully. My computer(s) now all you various power saving features, even the old gateway laptop I'm writing this with.

Booting the bareacpi.i to boot with enables the ACPI/APM power features on your computer
 
Old 12-19-2005, 07:09 PM   #11
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You now i was gonna pick that 1 :| but I know this one works (kinda) for me I'll giva it a try and post back here if you wanna know what happens
 
  


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