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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.


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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