[xubuntu-users] Xubuntu 19.10, Settings power management for screen overruled or ignored

Victor Forberger vforberger at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 28 14:54:43 UTC 2019

On 10/28/19 4:44 AM, Wiebe van der Worp wrote:
> Hi all, I've updated from 19.04 to 19.10. Seems to work fine but I
> haven't figured out yet why "XFCE Power Manager" settings are ignored.
> System turns off monitor and asks for password - which I turned off in
> 19.04 and worked fine then.
> Situation "XFCE Power Manager" now:
> Security tab: Never lock the session.
> Display : All sliders to "Never"
> Yet, these settings are ignored.
> Running command xfce4-screensaver-preferences states in tab "Lock
> Screen": "enabled". Contrary to above.
> It took me a while to figure out xfce4-screensaver-preferences was the
> way to go, thought it might be good to share it.
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Display_Power_Management_Signaling
> holds some clues. I've described it globally at
> https://vanderworp.org/en/the-linux-bricscad-pages-part-4-tuning-linux/#Screensavers_power_management

As you indicate, there is a conflict with your screen saver setting. If
you have a screen saver, it can over-ride the power manager settings.

You need to pick one to manage display sleep and lock and go with that
one. The screen saver is usually the way to go with these settings.

So, adjust the screen saver settings to what options you desire.

- Victor

Victor Forberger
vforberger at fastmail.fm
blog: http://linuxatty.wordpress.com

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