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Old 01-15-2012, 07:13 PM   #1
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OpenSUSE 12.1 on an older Lenovo Thinkcentre S50 desktop


I just recently acquired an older Thinkcentre S50 computer and loaded OpenSUSE 12.1 on it. It seemed to work fine except after a period of inactivity, the system seems to be in suspend or hibernate mode. I changed the settings to prevent this in the BIO as well as the OS but its still happening. Has anyone here experienced this and waht was the workaround if one exists?

Old 01-16-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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If you're using KDE, you can go to the power settings in "Personal Settings (Configure Desktop)". That being said, I should warn that the system does not always follow those settings. the command "xset" tends to give better results for me. In a terminal, type "xset -q" to view the current settings. Type "info xset" to get a general description of the parameters.

On my system, I keep the screen-saver off. I simply turn off my monitor if I plan to be away for a time. The only problem that I encounter is that when I turn my monitor back on, the system seems to sense that it is dpms capable and resets the settings on it's own. Even though "xset -q" shows dpms is off, the system will set the timings to 600, 900, and 1200 for standby, suspend, and off. I have to remember to run "xset dpms 0 0 0" to eliminate the timings any time I turn on my monitor after it has been off for a time.
Old 01-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #3
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Hello Purevw

Thank you for your comments. I use Gnome in classic mode, so I will follow your instructions related to xset.

Thanks for your assistance.


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