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Old 12-21-2007, 01:09 PM
Kai Schaetzl
Default Monitor Blanking

Jim Perrin wrote on Wed, 19 Dec 2007 11:03:04 -0500:

> setterm -powersave off -blank 0
> xset s off

I had a look at these options as I want to make the system shut off the
monitor instead of just blanking the screen. But I can't make it happen,
the command options as explained in the man page don't work.

xset dpms off 300

should shut it off after 300 seconds, but xset complains about an "unknown
option". It does that for other dpms options as well. So, I cannot set any
dpms options.

xset dpms force off
does seem to shut off the monitor, but only for a second.

xset q
shows some defaults for suspend, standby, off. Off should happen after
2400 seconds. Just that this sure doesn't happen.

I have now disabled the screensaver with xset s off. Could this have
prevented the monitor from shutting off? (if so, setting a blank
screensaver as a default is pretty stupid in my opinion.)


Kai Schätzl, Berlin, Germany
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