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Re: F9 - DPMS not working



On Sun, 2008-06-01 at 12:50 -0500, Rex Dieter wrote:
> John Horne wrote:
> 
> > On Thu, 2008-05-29 at 18:29 +0100, John Horne wrote:
> >>
> >> Using F9, with KDE 4.0.4 desktop, my LCD display never seems to enter
> >> power-saving mode. I have a screensaver configured to kick in after 5
> >> mins, and that works fine. The Xorg log file shows that DPMS is enabled,
> >> as does 'xset -q'. Running 'xset dpms force off' (or standy/suspend) and
> >> the screen turns off, so it can do it. I have left the system for nearly
> >> an hour, but the monitor is still on. This occurred under the vesa
> >> driver, but I have today installed the latest Nvidia drivers and the
> >> problem still exists. F8, using the same hardware, had no such problem.
> >> 
> > Upon further investigation, the problem *only* occurs if the "Start
> > automatically" option is set when configuring a screensaver. Disable the
> > option, and DPMS works as expected. Most odd. Bugzilla'd at
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=449280
> > 
> > This is not a graphics card driver problem.
> 
> Not necessarily.  I'd still feel better if you could reproduce using
> fedora-provided drivers.
> 
> Fwiw, I can't reproduce this (so far).
> 
Same occurs using the vesa driver - automatically start screensaver and
it is always there; start it manually or just let dpms kick in and the
screen blanks.


John.

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