[kde-linux] kpowersave and Screen Savers

BRUCE STANLEY bruce.stanley at prodigy.net
Tue Jul 4 02:57:56 UTC 2006

Dale <teendale at vista-express.com> wrote: BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> Hi!
> I'm using Suse Linux 10.0 with KDE 3.4.2 and
> I am having a minor problem with the kde screen saver.
> After about 7 minutes the monitor will blank out even though
> I have the monitor power control turned off (contorl center  -->
> peripherals ---> Display.....).
> I noticed that with this turned off, the  kpowersave program is still
> running.
> I have tried turning power control on and setting to an hour or so
> before allowing
> it to blank the monitor off, but it still does it in about 7 minutes.
> This is a home system using an ABIT KT7A-RAID mother board
> with an ATI 9200 SE vidio card, and  an A70F ViewSonic monitor (analog
> only).
> I have played with some of the bois settings, but it does not seem to make
> andy difference.  The manual says that ACPI is always available on this
> mother board.
> I poseted this problem on the Suse E-mail List and only got this work
> around from another user:
>          Turn the Monitor Power Control function on with all of the
> sliders
>          to the disable (full left) position.
> This does indeed work with no power save capability, but only during  that
> Log in session.  If I log out and back in, I have to do this step all
> over again.
> How do I get the power control to  honor the settings (1 hour lets
> say) that
> I set up in it?
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Check your xorg.conf file and remove the Option DPMS line.  That should
disable the module that turns the monitor off.  Keep in mine that xorg
will control the monitor even if KDE says different.  KDE runs on top of
Xorg and loads first.

Hope that helps.

:-)  :-)

Funny, you want yours to stay on and I want mine to turn off so I am
about to add what you are wanting to remove.  ;-)
 Hi Dale!
 I tried removing the 'DPMS' line in the xorg.conf file (and then rebooting) but it did not help.
 It did add some new behavior though.  Sometimes the screen saver will
 just stop leaving the last image (in this case Matrix characters) on the
 screen dead in its tracks.  Moving the mouse reactivates KDE as normal.
 But most of the time the screen stil just blanks after about 7 minutes or so.
 Is there anythig else to try?  
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