[kde-linux] kpowersave and Screen Savers
bruce.stanley at prodigy.net
Tue Jul 4 15:51:49 UTC 2006
BRUCE STANLEY <bruce.stanley at prodigy.net> wrote:
Dale <teendale at vista-express.com> wrote: BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> */Dale /* 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.
I am going to try a workaround that I had to use with KDE 3.3.x and Centos 4.1.
The KDE screen savers did not work in that release either. I was hoping that
they would have fixed this by now.
The workaround involves turning the KDE screen saver off and running xscreensaver
in its place.
Here is the workaround if you want to try it.
Disable KDE screensaver.
Create a desktop file in you ~/.kde/Autostart directory with the
Name it xscreensaver.desktop (on something similar).
You can then run xscreensaver-demo to configure your settings.
Haven't tried this yet under Suse, but its worth a shot........
Well the xscreensaver workaround does not work as well under Suse 10.0
as it does in Centos 4.1 (REHL 4). It does work better than the KDE screen
saver, but I have to demo/test the screen saver I want to use, then it seems
to work ok....
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