[xubuntu-users] xubuntu goes crazy

Fred Roller fredroller66 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 29 06:03:43 UTC 2014

On 04/29/2014 01:29 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On Mon, 2014-04-28 at 13:48 -0400, Fred Roller wrote:
>> Try this for a night or so... through power management and screensaver
>> both ensure all options to go to suspend, sleep, hibernate, etc is
>> turned off so the system won't automatically go to sleep.  This may
>> include adjusting the xorg.conf file as described on this list a week or
>> so ago.
> No, the xorg.file [1] is only needed to avoid screen blanking.
> [1]
> man xorg.conf informs that the default values are 10 minutes.
> I had to add
>          Section "ServerFlags"
>              Option "BlankTime" "0"
>              Option "StandbyTime" "0"
>              Option "SuspendTime" "0"
>              Option "OffTime" "0"
>          EndSection
> to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, so that I could disable screen blanking by the
> power manager settings, resp. since I don't need other power settings,
> to enable/disable screen blanking by
> (enable)
> killall xfce4-power-manager ; xfce4-power-manager
> (disable)
> killall xfce4-power-manager
> Without the xorg.conf entries screen blanking is active, even when the
> values are set to disable screen blanking by the power manager while
> it's running, or when it's killed. JFTR first I kill the power manager,
> when I want to enable it, to ensure that only one instance will run,
> when enabling it by a launcher.
+ 1

The purpose though was to ensure any automated power savings etc was 
turned off leaving only the manual option of locking screen.  The end 
result is see if it clears up the erratic actions of the PC. Once 
cleared then hopefully we can systematically turn options on to see if 
we can narrow down cause... or some mad logic of that sort where by the 
OP may safely put his system to sleep.  Something I should be doing 
myself. :P

- Fred

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