Monitor is going blank
--- On Fri, 12/5/08, subscriptions <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> From: subscriptions <email@example.com>
> Subject: Re: Monitor is going blank
> To: "Debian User" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Date: Friday, December 5, 2008, 11:48 AM
> On Fri, 2008-12-05 at 15:58 +0100, Brian Kimsey-Hickman
> > I have a fresh Debian Stable installation that I am
> trying to use as a informational kiosk. The only thing I
> changed from the default installation was to switch from gdm
> to kdm. My problem is the screen is going blank after about
> 10 or 20 minutes of inactivity. This is what I have tried:
> > Desktop > Preferences > Power Management:
> > Tab - Running on AC
> > "Put display to sleep when computer is inactive
> for: Never"
> > "Put computer to sleep when it is inactive for:
> > Tab - General
> > "Sleep type when inactive: Do Nothing"
> > Desktop > Preferences > Screensaver
> > "Activate screensaver when session is
> idle" Unchecked
> > In bash
> > xset s 0 ; could not connect to display error
> > xset -dpms ; could not connect to display error
> > setterm -blank 0 ; took command but nothing happened
> > This is on an old Dell Optiplex GX280 system. I went
> into the bios but I could not see anything that would be
> causing the video display to go blank.
> > Does anybody have any ideas how I can keep the monitor
> screen from blanking? I want it to be on all the time.
> > Thanks,
> > Brian
> Make sure you comment out the option DPMS in
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf as shown
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Configured Monitor"
> # Option "DPMS"
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Thanks, Rob. That did the trick.
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