I'm still using 3.1.2. I have corresponded with a number of people, who
wanted to set up power-saving in this version of XFree. One person
reported back to me that when his system went into complete off, it
locked up his system. We decided it was due to the specifics of one's
video card, since everything works fine on my system and many others'.
The off phase is entered by default after 1/2 hr. The time period can
be set by the option:
OffTime time (time is in minutes)
in XF86Config... Oddly enough, this person was able to defeat going to
off-phase entirely by setting the time to "0" rather than a large
number... Maybe this is what you need to do?
Hope this helps.
Cheers, Bob L.
> When I set the power_saver option in /etc/XF86Config, although it
> works fine most of the time, I sometimes get total locks-up from the X
> server once it's gone to the "Off phase".
> It won't react to keyboard or mouse events anymore, and since I can't
> switch to a text console I'm forced to reboot. Pretty annoying, since
> I know that the kernel is still working.
> Unfortunately this happens rather randomly, and quite seldom. I
> haven't been able to reproduce it, and in the meanwhile I've disabled
> the option. I have an S3 864 based card. The server's manpage still
> describes this option as being "experimental", as it was in 3.1.2.
> Anyone else has encountered this problem ?