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From: Randy Barlow <randy@×××××××××××××××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] DPMS doesn't seem to work for me in Xorg 7.1
Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2006 04:14:35
1 Howdy all. I recently did the emerge --update world business, and with
2 that came xorg 7.1 (was 7.0 before). So everything seemed to be fine
3 and dandy, but I've noticed that the DPMS for the monitor doesn't seem
4 to work quite right. I'm seeing this behavior on two machines (one a
5 desktop and one a laptop, so different types of hardware, etc.), so I'm
6 thinking it has something to do with some change to xorg itself, or
7 maybe a config file? The symptoms are slightly different on each
8 machine. On my laptop (intel i810 driver), the screen just never shuts
9 off anymore at all. It's just happy to stay on seemingly forever,
10 unless I shut it. The desktop however (nvidia legacy w/ CRT monitor)
11 sometimes works (meaning turns off correctly), sometimes flickers on and
12 off repeatedly until I move the mouse to wake it up, and sometimes just
13 never turns off. I hate seemingly non-reproducible problems! I do have
14 Option "DPMS" in the Section "Monitor" in my xorg.conf as well as this
15 section at the end:
17 Section "ServerFlags"
18 Option "StandbyTime" "20"
19 Option "SuspendTime" "40"
20 Option "OffTime" "60"
21 EndSection
23 The Xorg log doesn't have any EE's in it, but does have the following
24 warning:
26 (WW) Open ACPI failed (/var/run/acpid.socket) (No such file or directory)
28 And, of course, that file does not exist. I have no idea if that's
29 significant for my problem or not. revdep-rebuild says everything is
30 peachy. Any clues? Anybody seen this before? Thanks!
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32 Randy Barlow
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Re: [gentoo-user] DPMS doesn't seem to work for me in Xorg 7.1 Randy Barlow <randy@×××××××××××××××××.com>