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Re: [opensuse-factory] New kernel causing blanking?
On 04/03/12 12:03, Thomas Taylor wrote:
Since the new kernel (3.2) in OS 12.2, I've been experiencing display blanking
after about 10 minutes of inactivity. I've tried various methods of fixing
this found in the forums and message list but they haven't worked. These
included creating a new /etc/X11/Xorg.conf and adding scripts to the autostart
folder in ~/.kde4.

When I boot into OS 12.1 or 11.4 this behavior doesn't exist. Another possibly
related problem, when I try to select a screen-saver in KDEs "configure
Desktop", it causes a crash. That is the only item that crashes (at least for
me) in "Configure Desktop" and I do extensive modification.

Is there a way to tell the kernel not to blank?

Kernel version: 3.2.0-2-default (also occurs with desktop& failsafe)

Thanks for any ideas on the subject.


I am running 12.1 but with kernel 3.2.x (.9 at the moment) and found that even though I had screensaver disabled the screen would still blank after a period - until I did the following. This may not have been the real solution of course but you could at least try it.

What I did was to set Dim Screen and Switch Off to 180 minutes when running under AC power in the POWER MANAGEMENT (Kickoff>System Settings). I am not using a laptop but a desktop and yet after doing this the blanking stopped.


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