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Friday, April 25th 2003, 6:03pm

powering down display

n00b question here
how can i get KDE to power down my display after i've been idle for a while just like windows power saver thingy
and start is up again when i come back

i'm using a laptop so i cant just turn off the display when i leave and turn it back on when i come back - the display doesnt have a separate power thingy
Ride for Ruin and the Worlds Ending


Saturday, April 26th 2003, 2:40pm

It will work if your graphic card driver supports that option.

You can also close the laptop LCD and the LCD will power off but the laptop will still be powered on. (well that is on most laptops)


Sunday, April 27th 2003, 8:27am

it doesnt totally blackout
i can still see "shadows" or kinda like a heavy tint of what was on the screen before i "emulate" closing the laptop (i press down that thing where the laptop lid is supposed to press down to tell it that its closed)

is that just a result of the LCD having its power cut off and not having a chance to blank itself before powering down?
Ride for Ruin and the Worlds Ending


Monday, April 28th 2003, 6:54am

Here's what I do for my Slackware (It might help for you, too).

If you want the power down after a while, you must have APM compiled into your kernel and enabled on the desktop. I think SuSE ought to be fairly easy to do with this

2). If all you want is for the display to turn itself off after a period of inactivity, you must add the following line to your
/etc/X11/XF86Config file:
after "Section Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
This should enable Display Power management service. Then you can simply go to the control center in X and adjust how much time before you want the monitor to turn itself off.
Slackware 9