VESA DPMS suspend & X

VESA DPMS suspend & X

Post by Eric Berengui » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00



Hello,

i've got a VESA DPMS monitor, and i would like to have it
go to suspend mode after a time of inactivity when i'm using X.

I've configured XFree to do so (i think) but it does nothing.
It works in console mode (with setterm -powersave option)

I've put Option "power_saver" & SuspendTime etc.. in my XF86Config

I'm using XFree 3.2 (ELF binary distribution)
my video card is a Alpine PCI (CLGD 5434)

Any idea ?

Thanks in advance

Eric

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VESA DPMS suspend & X

Post by Adrian Bridget » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


 > Hello,

 > i've got a VESA DPMS monitor, and i would like to have it
 > go to suspend mode after a time of inactivity when i'm using X.

 > I've configured XFree to do so (i think) but it does nothing.
 > It works in console mode (with setterm -powersave option)

 > I've put Option "power_saver" & SuspendTime etc.. in my XF86Config
I  have an Iiyama monitor and diamond stealth video card and this works
fine (although I have some BIOS settings as well - I don't think they are
used):

In .xinitrc:
xautolock -cornersize 10 -corners +0-0 -cornerdelay 1 -cornerredelay 2 -time
3 -locker "xlock -mode random -lockdelay 600 -duration 120 -enablesaver
-saturation 0.4 -nolock -modelist 'bouboule forest hop kaleid pyro qix rock
slip spline swarm worm lighning penrose flamen julia'" &                  

xautolock waits for no activity and then starts xlock.

In .xserverrc:
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/X -ld 8192 -s 8 v :0

I think this is the important line.

Good luck.

Adrian

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VESA DPMS suspend & X

Post by Michael Bai » Sat, 23 Nov 1996 04:00:00


Eric> i've got a VESA DPMS monitor, and i would like to have it go to
Eric> suspend mode after a time of inactivity when i'm using X.

Eric> I've configured XFree to do so (i think) but it does nothing.
Eric> I've put Option "power_saver" & SuspendTime etc.. in my XF86Config

Eric> I'm using XFree 3.2 (ELF binary distribution)
Eric> my video card is a Alpine PCI (CLGD 5434)

The power saving option worked great in 3.1.2G, but appears to have
broken in 3.2.  I'm using the Mach64 server.

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VESA DPMS suspend & X

Post by Adrian Bridget » Sun, 24 Nov 1996 04:00:00



 >  > Hello,

 >  > i've got a VESA DPMS monitor, and i would like to have it
 >  > go to suspend mode after a time of inactivity when i'm using X.

 >  > I've configured XFree to do so (i think) but it does nothing.
 >  > It works in console mode (with setterm -powersave option)

 >  > I've put Option "power_saver" & SuspendTime etc.. in my XF86Config
 > .xintrc and .xserverrc files
 > ....

Oops - forgot the XF86Config file. Mine has this in it:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "MyVideo"
    VendorName  "Diamond"
    BoardName   "Stealth 64 Video VRAM"
    Option      "power_saver"
    Clockchip   "ibm_rgb5xx"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "accel"
    Device      "MyVideo"
    Monitor     "MyMonitor"
    DefaultColorDepth 16
    SuspendTime 3
    OffTime 5
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16 #what about 15?
        Modes        "1152x910" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
     EndSubsection
      .
      .
      .

HTH.

Adrian

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VESA DPMS suspend & X

Post by Shaw Carruther » Mon, 25 Nov 1996 04:00:00




>Eric> I've configured XFree to do so (i think) but it does nothing.
>Eric> I've put Option "power_saver" & SuspendTime etc.. in my XF86Config

>The power saving option worked great in 3.1.2G, but appears to have
>broken in 3.2.  I'm using the Mach64 server.

I found that power_save broke going up to 3.2 from 3.1.2.

Adding

BlankTime n

to XF86Config fixed it.

 
 
 

VESA DPMS suspend & X

Post by Eric Berengui » Tue, 26 Nov 1996 04:00:00



: I found that power_save broke going up to 3.2 from 3.1.2.
: Adding
: BlankTime n
: to XF86Config fixed it.

I've done the same thing and it works very well,

Thank you very much for all your answers :-)

Eric

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Excuse my ignorance, but I'd like to ask whether it is possible to use the
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seen reference to it anywhere.  That it is capable of it I know, since I use
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