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Re: Power off the screen of an iBook

On Sun, 2002-07-14 at 17:44, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> When DPMS is used by X, there seems to be an unique level which is
> "black screen". If I try xset dpms force off, the screen just goes
> black and doesn't power off. Is there something to tweak to allow X to
> power off the screen after x minutes ? Or some utility which can power
> off the screen from command line ?

X doesn't do power management with flat panels by default.
http://www.penguinppc.org/~daenzer/XFree86-4.2/patches/ati-dpms.diff is
a patch to remedy that when Option "UseFBDev" is used (which is
recommended anyway). It's applied in my 4.2 binaries at
http://www.penguinppc.org/~daenzer/XFree86-4.2/ .

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

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