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kbzium
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Monitor won't turn off? Reply with quote

Hello,

the problem is simple but very, very annoying - my monitor won't turn off after specified period. That did work but stopped. Help me out please! Which files do you want me to post?
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Quincy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does
Code:
xset dpms force standby
work?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Monitor won't turn off? Reply with quote

kbzium wrote:
Hello,

the problem is simple but very, very annoying - my monitor won't turn off after specified period. That did work but stopped. Help me out please! Which files do you want me to post?


I am having the same problem. It used to work, but after some recent upgrades, it stopped. My most recent upgrade was installing pulseaudio and before that was KDE4.10.

Quincy wrote:
Does
Code:
xset dpms force standby
work?

Yes, this works for me.
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kbzium
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try to turn it off along with the screensaver, mess with timers and reenable them again (1minute first). That worked for me :)
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keenblade
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This works on one of my laptop:
Code:
xset dpms force off

It does not work on my other laptop. But interestingly xscreensaver can turn it off and fits the job.
So, try xscreensaver if it works for you, untill finding the real problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Monitor won't turn off? Reply with quote

tonyp wrote:
kbzium wrote:
Hello,

the problem is simple but very, very annoying - my monitor won't turn off after specified period. That did work but stopped. Help me out please! Which files do you want me to post?


I am having the same problem. It used to work, but after some recent upgrades, it stopped. My most recent upgrade was installing pulseaudio and before that was KDE4.10.

Quincy wrote:
Does
Code:
xset dpms force standby
work?

Yes, this works for me.


For those of you who upgraded to kde-4.10.0, there is a bug in kde-base/powerdevil-4.10.0 that prevents the screen from shutting off. I applied the patches listed in the bug and that resolved the issue:

https://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=314250#c15
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