Can´t turn off power-saving?

anthony baldwin anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
Mon Apr 9 17:50:09 BST 2007


Andrew Jarrett wrote:

> It looks like you are using the open source driver for your ATI Radeon 
> Xpress 200 (I am assuming that the video card has been correctly 
> identified).  You might want to try installing the proprietary ati 
> driver (called fglrx) - here is an in-depth walk-through: 
> http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Ubuntu_Edgy_Installation_Guide.  


> It looks like you have an Acer x171 LCD monitor - is this correct?  


That is correct.

> Are your vertical and horizontal refresh rates set correctly?  Check 
> the manual that came with the monitor if you aren't sure what these 
> should be set to.  I hope I am not leading you down the wrong path - 
> anyone with a little more expertise should feel free to jump in.


It seems to be autodetecting everything fine, and everything looks 
great, until I turn off powersaving and restart x.
If I leave powersaving on, I have no problem.

thanks
tony

>
> Andrew Jarrett
>
> On 4/9/07, *anthony baldwin* <anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net 
> <mailto:anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net>> wrote:
>
>     Andrew Jarrett wrote:
>
>     > Anthony, could you attach your xorg.conf file (located in
>     /etc/X11/)?
>     > Even though it sounds like this is either a problem with your
>     monitor
>     > or with the power-saving feature it might be affected by the video
>     > card driver you are using.  Are you sure your video card is being
>     > correctly detected?  You might need to download the proprietary
>     > drivers from ATI or Nvidia if you are using one of the open source
>     > drivers.  I think that some monitors have options for
>     power-saving in
>     > the built-in OSD - you might want to check it.  I'm no expert, but I
>     > am certainly glad to help.
>     >
>     > Andrew Jarrett
>
>
>     Thanks again , Andrew,
>
>     Here are the screen/monitor/display portions of my xorg.cong:
>
>     Section "Device"
>         Identifier    "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200 (RC410)"
>         Driver        "ati"
>         BusID        "PCI:1:5:0"
>         Option        "UseFBDev"        "true"
>     EndSection
>
>     Section "Monitor"
>         Identifier    "X171"
>         Option        "DPMS"
>         HorizSync    30-65
>         VertRefresh    50-75
>     EndSection
>
>     Section "Screen"
>         Identifier    "Default Screen"
>         Device        "ATI Technologies, Inc. Radeon Xpress 200 (RC410)"
>         Monitor        "X171"
>         DefaultDepth    24
>
>             Depth        24
>             Modes        "1280x1024" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1024x768"
>     "800x600" "640x480"
>         EndSubSection
>     EndSection
>
>     Section "ServerLayout"
>         Identifier    "Default Layout"
>         Screen        "Default Screen"
>         InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
>         InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
>         InputDevice     "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
>         InputDevice     "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
>         InputDevice     "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
>     EndSection
>
>     Section "DRI"
>         Mode    0666
>     EndSection
>
>
>     thanks,
>     tony
>
>     >
>     > On 4/8/07, *anthony baldwin* <anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
>     <mailto:anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net>
>     > <mailto: anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net
>     <mailto:anthony.baldwin01 at comcast.net>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     Hi,
>     >
>     >     I don´t want ¨power saving¨ on, because I want my
>     screensaver to be
>     >     displayed.
>     >     But every time I turn off power saving and ¨restart
>     xserver¨, it comes
>     >     back at 640x480 or whatever, resolution,
>     >     and won´ allow me to reset the resolution.  At that point,
>     it only
>     >     offers 640x480 or 1600x1200 (which is outside my monitor´s
>     >     range.  Ideal for this monitor is 1280x1024).
>     >     Then, I dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg, and get my resolution
>     back, but
>     >     the d@#ned power saving comes back on, too.
>     >
>     >     Any assistance appreciated, as always...
>     >
>     >     tony
>     >
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