Re: DPMS with and without X

Ewan Dunbar (northsky@ix.netcom.com)
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 20:50:33 -0400 (EDT)


On Sun, 18 Apr 1999, Kevin Chu wrote:

> Alexy Khrabrov wrote:
> 
> > Now, I wonder which XF86Config options are used to
> > set up the DPMS parameters.  As for now, I say
> > 
> > xset dpms 0 0 900
> > 
> > and also I can say
> > 
> > xset dpms force off
> > 
> > if I want to turn the monitor off via DPMS at once
> > and go get coffee while the kernel recompiles.
> > 
> > BUT, putting that in .xinit doesn't work with AS.
> > Why?

In the Device section of your /etc/XF86Config, insert the line:
  Option "power_saver"

> > AND, what do you do if you're a die-hard text
> > junkie and just don't like to startx when messing
> > around with the kernel?  Is there a way to
> > activate the DPMS from a virtual terminal --
> > console, when X is not running at all?
> 
> Dunno, but hope someone answers.  Here, gpm blanks the screen but
> doesn't make the monitor sleep.

No, gpm is for General Purpose Mouse support. Try `setterm --help` and
check out the "powersave" and "blank" options.

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