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Re: XFree4 on Pismo

Benjamin Herrenschmidt wrote:
> >
> >DPMS stands for something like 'Display Power Management System'. With this
> >option, the server tries to put the monitor to standby, suspend and
> >eventually power it down (which can damage monitors that don't support
> >DPMS). I don't know if it makes any difference on a Pismo, anyway. :)
> Well, if X properly calls the fbdev blank functions that does VESA
> blanking,

Doesn't look like any driver except fbdev uses it yet... a new item on my TODO
list I suppose. ;)

> you'll have the nice side effect of also powering down the backlight, and
> maybe more soon once I've figured out some issues.

Do you know if there is any truth about powering TFTs on and off often
shortening their lifetime? I read that in the German magazine c't which is
usually competent.

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

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