[kde-linux] kpowersave and Screen Savers

BRUCE STANLEY bruce.stanley at prodigy.net
Sat Jul 8 20:06:44 UTC 2006

Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at gmx.at> wrote: On Monday 03 July 2006 17:50, 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.

kpowersave is unfortunately overriding the settiings from control center.
However it offers its own setting through the icon's context menu, menu 
entry "configure kpowersave"


Kevin Krammer 
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: www.mrunix.de (German), www.qtcentre.org

Hi Kevin!
You were right, kpowersave was the problem.
I figured out how to get to it's configuration menu but
could not figure out what options to try on the kpowersave 
command line.  I believe it had the option set to force acpi.
I searched through the kde help, but could not find any
options for it documented (Suse 10.0).
Where can you find them?

I got rid of the problem though by removing the  kpowersave.desktop
file from the  .../kde/share/Autostart  directory.

Now the screen savers and power control are working fine.

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