Board is an ABIT BH6 with an XPert98 video card and ATI_Mach64 X kernel.
I'm running RedHat 5.2 with KDE 1.1.1 on top. As far as I can tell there
are four different screen blankers:
1. In the BIOS
2. In the kernel
3. In X
4. In KDE
I've done everything humanly possible, fiddling the BIOS settings, "setterm"
before starting X, parameters to the X kernel, and the KDE display settings to
turn all this *off, and guess what the same thing still happens:
After about 1/2 hour the screen blanks and the monitor's power-save light comes
on and sometime after that, it goes nuts. Every minute or two the relays in
the monitor click, it powers up and depowers again. This is the computer's
doing, because if I touch the mouse it unblanks.
Who knows, maybe the monitor's power save circuitry has problems. But at least
I should be able to disable the screen blanking. Right? What on earth am
I missing? Surely lots of people are running this exact same configuration.