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Re: [SLE] Suse 10.0 and Screen Saver
  • From: BRUCE STANLEY <bruce.stanley@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2006 06:12:42 -0700 (PDT)
  • Message-id: <20060701131242.88686.qmail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>


Dave Barton <db1@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: On Fri, 2006-06-30 at 08:00 -0700, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
>
> Dave Barton wrote: On Thu, 2006-06-29 at 17:02 -0700, BRUCE STANLEY wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I am having a minor problem with the kde screen saver.
> >
> > After about 7 minutes the monitor will blank out even though
> > I have the monitor power control turned off (contorl center --> peripherals ---> Display.....).
> > I noticed that with this turned off, the kpowersave program is still running.
> > I have tried turning power control on and setting to an hour or so before allowing
> > it to blank the monitor off, but it still does it in about 7 minutes.
> >
> > This is a home system using an ABIT KT7A-RAID mother board
> > with an ATI 9200 SE vidio card, and an A70F ViewSonic monitor (analog only).
> >
> > I have played with some of the bois settings, but it does not seem to make
> > andy difference. The manual says that ACPI is always available on this
> > mother board.
> >
> > How do I get the power control to either be turned off completely on the honor
> > the settings (1hour lets say) that I set up in it?
>
> I was experiencing an almost identical problem with 10.1 which I
> resolved by going into "KDE desktop configuration -> Display -> Power
> Management setting" then setting "Enable display power management" to on
> and setting the 3 options there to disable.
>
> It sounds illogical and I don't know why it should work, but it works
> for me. YMMV.
>
> Dave
>
>
>
> Hi Dave!
>
> Did you also check to 'ON' the option to make the screen saver aware
> of power control?

I think I did. I say "think", because I remember seeing that option and
I went to check before answering but now I can't find it.

Dave




Thanks Dave! That worked. Turning power control back on with all of the sliders set
to disable and making the screen saver aware of power control worked.

Now I have workable screen savers but the down side is no power control instead of
over zealous power control. There doesn't seem to be a happy medium with this
power control stuff.

It seems that KDE has trouble with screen savers and sound servers every time
they come out with a new release......Were are the good old days of KDE 1.2.... :-)



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