"disabling power management in edgy" was Re: ubuntu-users Digest, Vol 29, Issue 136

cyrille henry cyrille.henry at la-kitchen.fr
Sun Jan 14 22:56:06 UTC 2007

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> Date: Sun, 14 Jan 2007 14:51:11 -0500
> From: "Jeffrey F. Bloss" <jbloss at tampabay.rr.com>
> Subject: Re: "disabling power management in edgy"
> To: ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
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> ken gross wrote:
>> here is my problem, and from what i have found out through the forums,
>> google, and various other places, this is a serious thing that needs
>> to be addressed:
>>  i have disabled all power management settings in edgy, including
>> commenting out the dpms section in xorg.conf, and doing the setterm
>> settings, but my monitor will still go to sleep after about 15 minutes
>> of inactivity! this is very annoying when trying to watch a movie as
>> many others have experienced. 

i had the same problem.
i put :

     Option         "BlankTime" "0"
     Option         "StandbyTime" "0"
     Option         "OffTime" "0"
     Option         "SuspendTime" "0"

in my serverLayout in the xorg.conf and my screen is never going black again.


>> what i would like to know first of all, is there some setting i may be
>> missing, and secondly, is there a plan in the works to correct this
>> flaw? by the way, i am using an ati radeon 9600 with fglrx driver.
> It may not be much help, but I have a general thought about the
> problem. It may be that disabling/removing all your power management
> setting will make it impossible to resolve your issues. Movie players
> in general rely on those things being present so they can shut them off.
> If there's nothing to "shut off"... it may be that something, even
> firmware/BIOS, is defaulting to some sort of standard power saving
> feature.
> I'd say your best bet is to get things working they way they should
> rather than ripping and tearing to try and remove the problem by brute
> force. :)

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