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August 15th, 2010, 06:58 PM
Screen blanks out while I'm watching a movie. It happens about 10-15 mintues of not touching anything. As you can imagine, really annoying.

Xubuntu Lucid 10.04
XFCE version 4.6.1 (Xfce 4.6)
Fully updated
HP DV5215us (DV5000) laptop

Here what I thought needed to be set to prevent this behavior.

Power management for A/C is set
"Put computer to sleep after"->Never

Screensaver is the GLMatrix.
Only one screen saver
Blank after 120 minutes
Cycle after 170 minutes
Lock screen after 120

Any ideas what I've missed?

Frogs Hair
August 15th, 2010, 09:30 PM
Have you changed your monitor sleep settings in power management on the bottom of the screen saver settings screen ?

August 15th, 2010, 11:45 PM
Look like that was it, thanks! How stupid is that to have a second power management setting. What's even more messed up was it was not enabled in the screen saver settings (checkbox not checked). Now it's enabled with high values set and seems to be ok now.

Frogs Hair
August 16th, 2010, 01:35 AM
Glad it works for you !