Screen Power Saving disabling itself
bootgr at gmail.com
Mon Oct 22 22:04:28 UTC 2007
On 10/22/07, Bruce Marshall <bmarsh at bmarsh.com> wrote:
> On Monday 22 October 2007, Greg Booth wrote:
> > Much as the subject says the Power Saving mode for my monitor keeps
> > turning itself off randomly. I haven't been able to pin it down to any
> > one event, and I'm not sure where this setting resides on the computer
> > otherwise I'd just make a cron job to check / set it every 15 minutes
> > or something.
> I believe there are some programs (mostly multimedia ) that will turn off the
> monitor PS mode. Yes, it is irritating and I haven't found which one does it
> And I have a cronjob that does an "xset +dpms" but that doesn't always solve
> the problem either.
> I usually go to settings >>> peripherals >>> monitor & Display >>>
> power saving and toggle/apply the power saving box.
> If it is already set, turn it off/apply then turn it on/apply
That's EXACTLY what I have to do. Usually though if it isn't turning
itself off the check box is unchecked. Just wish I could figure out
where the setting file for that check box is.
Thanks for the tip on the xset option, I'll cron that tonight.
The box said 'Requires Windows XP or better'. So I installed LINUX
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