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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with xset dpms force off

    Ok. Apparently how you call on the screensaver might matter. Could you test


    gnome-screensaver-command -a && xset dpms force offI tested it twice up to 5 minutes and once up to 20 minutes this...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with xset dpms force off

    Oh, I see... It actually just lengthened the time before the monitor turning back on (2sec -> 1 min). Sorry about that. I guess I should have waited longer than 30 secs to be sure.
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    [ubuntu] Re: Problem with xset dpms force off

    I believe you can run

    xdg-screensaver activate && xset dpms force offIn this case, you are turning the screen saver on and then forcing the backlight off. You might have to type in your password...
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