Re: dpms problems with X 4?
On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 10:22:29PM -0400, Noah L. Meyerhans wrote:
> Hello. I'm having a strange problem with X 4.0.2 (woody) and my Energy
> Star compliant Sony monitor. I've configured X to use DPMS to turn off
> the monitor after 10 minutes of inactivity with the following line in
> Option "DPMS"
> Option "OffTime" "10"
> After the specified period of inactivity, the monitor appears to turn
> itself off, but things get a bit weird. After some time (a minute or
> two) the monitor clicks as if waking up, and the power indicator
> switches from solid orange to flashing orange/green. Logging in to the
> system from another machine and using xset to get the status of the
> monitor (yes, I'm talking to the right X server ;^) indicates that DPMS
> is disabled. Huh? It was enabled before! using 'xset dpms 0 0 600' or
> 'xset dpms force off' turns it off for a little while, but then it
> reverts to its weird behavior again.
> Until today I had power saving enabled in the system BIOS, but in an
> attempt to isolate the problem I turned it off. The symptoms remain
> unchanged, though.
> Has anybody else seen such a thing? I don't remember it happening with
> X3 under potato, but it's possible that I wasn't looking when it did.
Yea, think this is something with the X screensaver. X screensaver
probably kicks on at 10 minutes, and doesn't go to Standby 'til 30
minutes. Seems the two need to get in sync...
I turned DPMS off in XF86Config and all is well...
Eric G. Miller <email@example.com>