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Re: Annoying screen blanking

On Fri, 2009-05-01 at 11:01 -0400, Dimi Paun wrote:
> Folks,
> I must admit I am frustrated again: since the last update yesterday,
> a _very_ basic behavior changed with no apparent way of changing back.
> Namely, now my screen blanks (with the monitor displaying "No signal")
> after 2min of inactivity (sometimes it seems faster). This is truly
> frustrating: it blanks while I read a longer email, when I read
> something on the web, etc.
> Sure enough, looking for a way to switch it off proved futile too:
>  * I couldn't find any setting for a Screensaver despite 
>    going through System | Preferences for at least 5min, on
>    3-4 different attempts.
>  * Power Management says "Never" for both "Computer" and "Display"
>    to be put to sleep.
> What gives?
> P.S. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=498505

It's just a bug. Your second bullet point is the giveaway: that's the
bug. When it's set to go to sleep "never", the display goes to sleep
after one minute.

Change it to two hours and you'll be less frustrated. The report is:

Adam Williamson
Fedora QA Community Monkey
IRC: adamw | Fedora Talk: adamwill AT fedoraproject DOT org

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