Re: power management in X
On Thu, Dec 27, 2001 at 07:47:22PM -0500, Jerome Acks Jr wrote:
| dman wrote:
| > I want my display to blank (or "off" or "suspend" or "standby" or
| > whatever) if it is left idle for a long period of time. I have this
| > working in GNOME if I am logged in and leave the screen saver running,
| > but I want it to work even if the gdm login screen is displayed. I
| > looked at 'man XFree86-4' and found the following relevant options :
| > # time is in minutes
| > Option "BlankTime" "35"
| > #Option "StandbyTime" "2"
| > #Option "SuspendTime" "3"
| > Option "OffTime" "60"
| > They are in the "ServerLayout" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.
| > However I don't see anything happen if I watch gdm for a while. (I
| > tried smaller numbers before so I wouldn't have to wait long) I also
| > have
| > Load "dpms"
| > in the "Module" section and
| > Option "DPMS"
| > in the "Monitor" section.
| > Any ideas why the monitor doesn't go black?
| Check /var/log/XFree.0.log to see that DPMS is enabled.
(II) LoadModule: "dpms"
(WW) Warning, couldn't open module dpms
(II) UnloadModule: "dpms"
(EE) Failed to load module "dpms" (module does not exist, 0)
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(**) Option "dpms"
(**) FBDev(0): DPMS enabled
(ok, slap me, I should have though to look at the log first)
It seems that the 'dpms' module doesn't exist, but later on it seems
to say it loads it. Maybe I have the wrong name in the Modules
| You did stop and restart gdm after changing /etc/X11/XF86Config-4?
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