Re: power saving monitor
On Wed, 26 Mar 1997 email@example.com 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:
Identifier "Diamond Stealth64 Video 2001 series (2121/2201)"
# 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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> UCSD Physics Dept.