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Re: Power off the screen of an iBook

On Sun, 2002-07-14 at 11:05, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> 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/ .

Another option that I use to manually turn of the display is this:

$ /sbin/fblevel off; read -p "Hit enter"; /sbin/fblevel on

I run that in a terminal (In sawfish I had M-F1 bound to exec:
/sbin/fblevel off and M-F2 bound to exec: /sbin/fblevel on)

David Stanaway

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