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    Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    In both ubuntu 12.10 & also Gnoubuntu remix the monitor will shut off when playing a movie both in totem & VLC. I have it set to never shut down, any help please

    floydsp

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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    This is a GNOME3 "feature".

    There are two potential ways of solving this. The first is to edit the idle timeout in dconf (though this sometimes doesn't always work, and it also means your IM status will never set to "away").

    The easiest is to install Caffeine then use "Caffeine Preferences" to add Totem, VLC, XBMC, etc... to the list of applications Caffeine will keep the screen active for.
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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by jfernyhough View Post
    This is a GNOME3 "feature".

    There are two potential ways of solving this. The first is to edit the idle timeout in dconf (though this sometimes doesn't always work, and it also means your IM status will never set to "away").

    The easiest is to install Caffeine then use "Caffeine Preferences" to add Totem, VLC, XBMC, etc... to the list of applications Caffeine will keep the screen active for.
    I might just be dumb, but how would one go about installing caffeine on 12.10 ?
    First, I'm pretty new to Ubuntu. Looking at caffeine on launchpad, 12.04 is the latest, available Ubuntu-version ?

    ANY light would be appreciated.

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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    First off, if you are new to Ubuntu, you may be better off using 12.04.1, as Quantal is still in development, and although we are in a Feature freeze, there could still be problems that make it unusable.

    To install caffeine, you need to add the ppa to your sources.list, to add the ppa, open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
    Then you have go to System Settings -> Software Sources, and change the version of the ppa from quantal to precise.

    Once you have done the above, in a terminal type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    then

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install caffeine

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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    First off, if you are new to Ubuntu, you may be better off using 12.04.1, as Quantal is still in development, and although we are in a Feature freeze, there could still be problems that make it unusable.

    To install caffeine, you need to add the ppa to your sources.list, to add the ppa, open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
    Then you have go to System Settings -> Software Sources, and change the version of the ppa from quantal to precise.

    Once you have done the above, in a terminal type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    then

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install caffeine
    Yeah, I've been fooling around LTS. Both 10.04 (I love Gnome2), and 12.04. But I wan't to learn more!
    I even removed Windows from my main PC, because I fell in love with Ubuntu.

    But anyways. Since I'm still learning all this new stuff, I touhgt that adding a ppa, it had to have a package for my 12.10. But guess not. YAY

    Thank you for the light.

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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by cariboo907 View Post
    First off, if you are new to Ubuntu, you may be better off using 12.04.1, as Quantal is still in development, and although we are in a Feature freeze, there could still be problems that make it unusable.

    To install caffeine, you need to add the ppa to your sources.list, to add the ppa, open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-add-repository ppa:caffeine-developers/ppa
    Then you have go to System Settings -> Software Sources, and change the version of the ppa from quantal to precise.

    Once you have done the above, in a terminal type:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    then

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install caffeine
    Thanks that did the trick
    floydsp

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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    Question? Will this help me too?

    Mine does the same thing in 12.04 and the only way to stop it is to do
    Code:
    xset -dpms
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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    Quote Originally Posted by robtygart View Post
    Question? Will this help me too?

    Mine does the same thing in 12.04 and the only way to stop it is to do
    Code:
    xset -dpms
    I use:

    Code:
    xset s off && xset dpms force on && xset -dpms
    To check the status:

    Code:
    xset q | grep -A1 -i dpms
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    Re: Monitor shuts off every 10 minutes

    Thanks for that VinDSL

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