[kde-linux] kpowersave and Screen Savers
teendale at vista-express.com
Tue Jul 4 03:22:31 UTC 2006
BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> */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
> > This is a home system using an ABIT KT7A-RAID mother board
> > with an ATI 9200 SE vidio card, and an A70F ViewSonic monitor
> > 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
> > 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?
Well, Xorg seems to have made some changes. I'm having trouble getting
mine to turn off like I want it too. I'm not sure. This may require
some research. I'm also having trouble with my OpenGL screen savers.
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