Re: getting the screen to suspend/turn off: the sage continues
On Tue, 1 Apr 1997 email@example.com wrote:
> I wrote a week or so ago about getting the screen to suspend/turn off.
> Many replies (correctly) said to use 'Option "power_saver"' in XF86Config.
> Within 5 minutes, I had it working. The problem is, I haven't been
> able to get it to work since! The one thing different from many that
> posted is that with my system I have to use 'xset s noblank' to even
> get the screensaver to kick in (otherwise only the cursor disappears).
> Also, the screensaver won't work if 'xset s noexpose' is used.
> Using SuspendTime and OffTime don't make a difference. There aren't
> any other options to play with. Has anyone else had problems like this?
> The system uses an ATI Mach64 CT if that matters.
I've found that I cannot use 'xset s noblank' or the power saver will not
work. I use xlockmore, and it works with screen blanking set. What I've
done is to set the blank time equal to the suspend time. Note that I
manually start xlock from a menu under X. Note also that xlock must be
started with the option -enablesaver to allow the powerdown of the
Syrus Nemat-Nasser <firstname.lastname@example.org> UCSD Physics Dept.