F9 - DPMS not working

John Horne john.horne at plymouth.ac.uk
Thu May 29 17:29:53 UTC 2008


Using F9, with KDE 4.0.4 desktop, my LCD display never seems to enter
power-saving mode. I have a screensaver configured to kick in after 5
mins, and that works fine. The Xorg log file shows that DPMS is enabled,
as does 'xset -q'. Running 'xset dpms force off' (or standy/suspend) and
the screen turns off, so it can do it. I have left the system for nearly
an hour, but the monitor is still on. This occurred under the vesa
driver, but I have today installed the latest Nvidia drivers and the
problem still exists. F8, using the same hardware, had no such problem.

Any ideas, suggestions?



John Horne, University of Plymouth, UK  Tel: +44 (0)1752 587287
E-mail: John.Horne at plymouth.ac.uk       Fax: +44 (0)1752 587001

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