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Re: power saving monitor

On Wed, 26 Mar 1997 sacampbe@mercator.math.uwaterloo.ca wrote:

> I have a 'green' monitor. Since I leave my computer on for long periods
> I'd love it if it could be put into power saving mode after a certain
> length of time. I seem to recall reading that this is possible, but
> can't remember where and can't find the source again. Any pointers?
> - Sue

Some of the xservers support the option "power_saver" which will shut 
down the monitor in place of the default screen blanking.  However, in 
the latest xbase, some things seem to have changed with the 'xset' 
command.  I do know the following, you need a line like the following in 
the appropriate device section of your XF86Config:

  # Device configured by xf86config:

  Section "Device"
      Identifier  "Diamond Stealth64 Video 2001 series (2121/2201)"
      VendorName  "Unknown"
      BoardName   "Unknown"
      #VideoRam    2048

  # Use Option "nolinear" if the server doesn't start up correctly
  # (this avoids the linear framebuffer probe). If that fails try
  # option "nomemaccess".
  # Refer to /usr/X11R6/lib/doc/README.S3, and the XF86_S3 man page.

  # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate

    Option "power_saver"


Also, look at the xset command to set the screen saver parameters such as 
the time interval prior to suspending the monitor.



Syrus Nemat-Nasser <syrus@ucsd.edu>    UCSD Physics Dept.

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