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Re: getting the screen to suspend/turn off: the sage continues



It took me quite a while to get the power-saving blanking to work
under X.   Here's what I did (for a Number Nine (S3-based) card).
I don't know if it is necessary,  but it seemed to me that I had
to make 2 changes;  one in the "Device" section and one in the
"Screen" section.  I put both changes at the bottom of the sections.



Section "Device"
	...
	Option "power_saver"
EndSection


Section "Screen"
	...
# ------------------------ power-saving stuff --------------------
# BlankTime time
#        sets the inactivity timeout for the blanking phase
#        of the screensaver.  time is in minutes,  and  the
#        default   is   10.   This  is  equivalent  to  the
#        Xserver's `-s' flag, and the value can be  changed
#        at run-time with xset(1).
	BlankTime	10
# 
# SuspendTime time
#        sets  the  inactivity  timeout for the ``suspend''
#        phase of the screensaver.  time is in minutes, the
#        default  is  15, and it can be changed at run-time
#        with xvidtune(1).  This is only suitable for  VESA
#        DPMS  compatible  monitors,  and is only supported
#        currently by  some  Xservers.   The  "power_saver"
#        Option must be set for this to be enabled.
	SuspendTime	60

# 
# OffTime time
#        sets  the inactivity timeout for the ``off'' phase
#        of the  screensaver.   time  is  in  minutes,  the
#        default  is  30, and it can be changed at run-time
#        with xvidtune(1).  This is only suitable for  VESA
#        DPMS  compatible  monitors,  and is only supported
#        currently by  some  Xservers.   The  "power_saver"
#        Option must be set for this to be enabled.
	OffTime	120

# # Refer to /usr/X11R6/lib/doc/README.S3, and the XF86_S3 man page.
# /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/README.S3
EndSection





Syrus Nemat-Nasser writes:
 > On Tue, 1 Apr 1997 sacampbe@mercator.math.uwaterloo.ca 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 
 > monitor.
 > 
 > Syrus.
 > 
 > 
 > -- 
 > 
 > -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-
 > Syrus Nemat-Nasser <syrus@ucsd.edu>    UCSD Physics Dept.
 > 
 > 


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