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Re: problems setting up screen blanking in X



Adam Hardy wrote at 2009-10-29 19:15 -0500:
> green on 29/10/09 13:57, wrote:
>> Adam Hardy wrote at 2009-10-29 04:00 -0500:
>>> I have checked that this is the only xorg.conf being read. The output 
>>> from "xset q" for the screen saver (disabled in the xfce config menu) 
>>> is what I think still needs to change:
>>>
>>> Screen Saver:
>>>   prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
>>>   timeout:  0    cycle:  600
>>
>> The timeout is 0, so the screensaver should be off already, but:
>> $ xset s off
>>
>>> DPMS (Energy Star):
>>>   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
>>>   DPMS is Enabled
>>>   Monitor is On
>>
>> disable DPMS with:
>> $ xset -dpms
>>
>> See xset(1)
>>
>> That probably won't make any difference, but I'm not sure now of 
>> anything else...
>
> I found from more searching that a few people have settled on the 
> following to script a solution:
>
> xset -dpms
>
> but I'd prefer to sort out the configuration.

Hmm, yes, I mentioned that above.  Did it work?

> Has acpid anything to do with this? I have tried running without it, but 
> it makes no difference. I also have kacpid and kacpid-notify running but 
> I can't see how they were started - there's no init.d start-up script for 
> them.

You could try running acpi_listen (as root I suppose) and noticing if there is 
any output when the display blanks.

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