Re: Chromium prevents screen going into power saving mode
On Monday, September 10, 2018 8:02:29 PM CEST Libor Klepáč wrote:
> i use teams for linux, which uses chromium to show "the app".
> Problem is, that chromium inhibits power management during upload or
> download. And teams app save something to server every few seconds ..
Thanks, that sure seems related.
So Chromium, is meddling with power management.
Very useful piece of information I think.
The fact that I do not have powerdevil installed might be part of the issue:
"powerdevil: Restoring DPMS features after inhibition release"
What then if powerdevil is not installed?
I'll try to reinstall powerdevil, and see if that helps.
Alternatively I can "Restore DPMS features" by hand, which I've done lately,
and which seems to work.
> On neděle 9. září 2018 21:09:52 CEST inkbottle wrote:
> > On my laptop, screen usually goes into power saving mode, after a few tens
> > of seconds. (this laptop never goes to sleep, generally speaking, but I
> > like the screen to turn itself off nevertheless)
> > In contrast, when I have an opened Chromium window, screen often never
> > goes
> > into power saving mode.
> > I haven't found any comments, nowhere, regarding that, on the net.
> > I might want to file a bug about that, but since it might be "desktop
> > dependent", I prefer to ask you if you have observed this situation.
> > I can't see anything, but Chromium, at the origin of the screen remaining
> > turned on forever; occurrences point very consistently in that direction.
> > Pages that were opened this time, were:
> > Two google search pages;
> > Five pages there: https://orgmode.org/worg/ and
> > there: https://orgmode.org/manual/
> > And that: https://www.cs.tufts.edu/~nr/noweb/
> > So, as it is this time, nothing with aggressive advertising, or
> > auto-playing videos, or whatever in that line.
> > That issue, which I might be alone experiencing, is quite cumbersome,
> > since
> > it forces me to close Chromium, even though I haven't finished reading
> > what
> > it is I'm reading; that if I want my screen not to be prevented to go in
> > power saving mode.
> > Thanks,
> > Chris