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Thread: Powersaving of Monitors and xset

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    Jan 2012

    Powersaving of Monitors and xset

    My screen (s) turn off after a time.
    I have, in system settings, under brighness and lock, made sure screen turn off never. Despite this, after a time the screen(s) turn off. I know its not just my main monitor, since both screens (different make and models) switch off at the same time.

    Is there a config file that has a setting that I could edit. Is it a window manager thing?

    I have tried instructions in :

    Ive tried running
    xset s off
    from the command line, and putting xset s off in my /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc but it doesn't seem to make any difference.

    Any suggestions?

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    Re: Powersaving of Monitors and xset


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    Mar 2009
    The Freight Yard
    Ubuntu Mate 17.10 Artful Aardvark

    Re: Powersaving of Monitors and xset

    I think xset -s off turns off the screensaver. I saw somewhere that turning off DPMS would stop it, so I typed in the terminal xset -h and there was this bit of info.
        To control Energy Star (DPMS) features:
        -dpms      Energy Star features off
        +dpms      Energy Star features on
         dpms [standby [suspend [off]]]     
              force standby 
              force suspend 
              force off 
              force on 
              (also implicitly enables DPMS features) 
              a timeout value of zero disables the mode
    Typed in xset -dpms, then entered xset -q & it said DPMS was disabled.

    You might try that.
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