Since upgrading to 4.10, I have run into the problem of the screen blanking after 10 mins (no matter what the power settings are set at). I've never had this problem before. After doing some searching, apparently setting xset to "noblank" or "off". I've tried putting a script in autostart but that does not work (I'm still a little bit of a linux noob). Why is this happening now and how can I fix it? I don't want to turn off the energy star settings, just this stupid screen blanking every 10 mins. I'm using debian wheezy.
Thanks for the help,
auto repeat: on key click percent: 0 LED mask: 00000000
00: Caps Lock: off 01: Num Lock: off 02: Scroll Lock: off
03: Compose: off 04: Kana: off 05: Sleep: off
06: Suspend: off 07: Mute: off 08: Misc: off
09: Mail: off 10: Charging: off 11: Shift Lock: off
12: Group 2: off 13: Mouse Keys: off
auto repeat delay: 500 repeat rate: 20
auto repeating keys: 00ffffffdffffbbf
bell percent: 50 bell pitch: 400 bell duration: 100
acceleration: 2/1 threshold: 4
prefer blanking: yes allow exposures: yes
timeout: 600 cycle: 600
default colormap: 0x20 BlackPixel: 0x0 WhitePixel: 0xffffff
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 0 Suspend: 1800 Off: 1860
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is On
If the power manager isn't overriding it then it's a bug, maybe you should report it.
As for the settings, you may create a file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ with the DPMS settings you want.
http://www.x.org/releases/X11R7.7/doc/m … nf.5.xhtml
Last edited by secipolla (2012-07-02 06:05:14)
Thanks for the suggestion. I have now done that. I'm a little confused about xset and DPMS. Is xfce power management overriding DPMS or controlling it? Example: Should setting my monitor to turn off after 30mins change the DPMS setting? I did try "xset s noblank", but then instead of a blank screen after 10 mins I got a grey screen. I must say, for someone who watches movies on their computer... very frustrating.
Xfce Power Manager has a check box 'Monitor power management control' which, if ticked, should disable DPMS (that's what the tool tip says).
If it's checked and not working then it's a bug, I presume.
xset sets X options on-the-fly, i.e. it overrides the default options set in xorg.conf (or if not set, the default built-in options which for blanking is DPMS 'on' and blanking '600s').
Like you can set the X keyboard map on-the-fly with setxkbmap (and like xset, it doesn't survive beyond the X session).
Last edited by secipolla (2012-07-02 18:52:52)
I honestly do not remember seeing that checkbox. I will double check when I get home form work.
Yes, this is definitely an annoying bug. Monitor power management is ticked, does not seem to override.