View Full Version : [ubuntu] Display dims after 5 mins

June 16th, 2010, 08:10 AM
Anyone got a fix for this (I've checked the obvious settings stuff). My display dims after 5 mins regardless of settings. I'm using the nvidia 173 driver w/ dual 260m's.

June 16th, 2010, 12:23 PM
How would we know which settings are obvious to you, or not?

I might wrongly assume that you checked System > Preferences > Screensaver (which by default is set for 5 minutes), and the Power Management link from there. Depending upon settings and checkboxes that may dim the screen after 5 minutes.

And if you are operating a laptop or notebook on battery power, have you checked its BIOS settings. Although, I believe Linux would normally override that unless power management is not working properly.