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Re: X dies while I'm not looking...

"David J. Roundy" wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 08, 2001 at 03:08:01PM -0500, Charles Sebold wrote:
> > On 15 Nisan 5761, David J. Roundy wrote:
> >
> > > I'm not sure if this is powerpc-specific, or not, but I have a
> > > somewhat annoying issue where X will die if I stop using it for a
> > > while (e.g. leave the room or work on a virtual terminal).  It does
> > > this whether I am just sitting in kdm or if I'm logged in under X,
> > > and seems to happen every ten minutes if I'm not using X.  It has
> > > been happening for weeks, but only recently did it happen while I
> > > was logged in on X, since usually I don't stay on X if I'm not using
> > > it.
> >
> > Had this problem myself; looks like the screen blanking code isn't
> > working.  Fixed it by either running an active screensaver or using
> > the built-in blanking, and I also put this in my .xinitrc (probably
> > different for you since you use a display manager):
> >
> > xset -dpms s noblank
> That was it.  Thanks a ton! I just added the above line to my
> /etc/X11/kdm/Xsetup_0, and everything runs beautifully.  :)

Be aware that it's only a workaround. There's a bug in either XFree86 or the
framebuffer device you use (if it still happens with XFree86 or

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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