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Re: DPMS working again after X updates on Lenny

On Sunday 17 June 2007 20:40, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> On Sun, Jun 17, 2007 at 16:39:40 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > I'd commented out the "options  DPMS" line in my xorg.conf, so that the
> > monitor wouldn't keep going into standby mode every 30mins or so, and up
> > to last nights updates, (including a load of X stuff) this had been
> > working ok.
> >
> > This morning after installing all the updates, I rebooted the machine,
> > just to make sure everything was still ok with Lenny, and now I find that
> > the monitor is again going into standby after some 30mins or so. The
> > "options DPMS" line is still commented out, but appears to be being
> > ignored.
> >
> > I read a while back that xorg.conf was being deprecated, and would no
> > longer be necessary. If that is so, and these x updates have made that
> > change, where do I go now to stop DPMS being used.
> >
> > Thanks in advance for any pointers toward the file I need to look at.
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf is not depreciated yet. If I understand you
> correctly, you had the DPMS line simply commented out in the past. This
> means that you get the default behavior, which can change with an
> upgrade. Try to turn DPMS off explicitly by using
> Option "DPMS" "false"
> in the monitor section of your xorg.conf.
> If this does not have the desired effect then you should post the output
> of:
> grep -i dpms /var/log/Xorg.0.log
> --
> Regards,            | http://users.icfo.es/Florian.Kulzer
>           Florian   |

No go with setting DPMS to false. 20mins later after restarting X the monitor 
goes into standby. It's a bit annoying as yesterday before these X updates I 
had no problem, and with just commenting out the "options DPMS" line, the 
monitor would not go into standby mode.

Anyway, this is all I get from grep.

djmons@debian:~$ grep -i dpms /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(II) Loading extension DPMS
(**) Option "dpms" "false"
(**) TRIDENT(0): DPMS enabled

Trident is the driver for the Cyberbladei1 onboard graphics card

A bit annoying, and I'd like to resolve it. There's nothing more annoying than 
reading some document, and then the screen goes black.

Any suggestions welcome.


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