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#1 2020-09-01 20:23:10

jeffneedle
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Screen blanking

Hi.  New install of Lithium.  I've set power management to blank the screen after 60 minutes.  Instead, it seems to blank after a minute or two.  How can I fix this?  Using 64-bit build.

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#2 2020-09-01 21:00:40

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Re: Screen blanking

Can we see the output of your power manager settings? (use [ code ] tags please)

cat /home/damo/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-power-manager.xml | awk -F '"' '{print $2"  "$4"  "$6}'

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#3 2020-09-01 21:06:40

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Re: Screen blanking

jeff@debian:~$ cat /home/damo/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-power-manager.xml | awk -F '"' '{print $2"  "$4"  "$6}'
cat: /home/damo/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-power-manager.xml: No such file or directory

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#4 2020-09-01 21:09:36

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Re: Screen blanking

Oops, no wonder - you can't see the path on my hard drive! Here is a more generic command:

cat ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-power-manager.xml | awk -F '"' '{print $2"  "$4"  "$6}'

And PLEASE USE CODE TAGS for terminal output!


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#5 2020-09-01 21:16:08

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Re: Screen blanking

---Mod edit. ADDED CODE TAGS!!!--

jeff@debian:~$ cat ~/.config/xfce4/xfconf/xfce-perchannel-xml/xfce4-power-manager.xml | awk -F '"' '{print $2"  "$4"  "$6}'
1.0  UTF-8  
    
xfce4-power-manager  1.0  
xfce4-power-manager  empty  
power-button-action  empty  
lid-action-on-ac  uint  1
lid-action-on-battery  uint  1
critical-power-action  uint  1
show-tray-icon  uint  1
general-notification  bool  true
dpms-on-ac-sleep  uint  0
blank-on-ac  int  60
dpms-on-ac-off  uint  1
lock-screen-suspend-hibernate  bool  false
logind-handle-lid-switch  bool  false

Last edited by damo (2020-09-01 21:22:48)

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#6 2020-09-01 21:23:55

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Re: Screen blanking

damo wrote:

And PLEASE USE CODE TAGS for terminal output!

Are you understanding this?


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#7 2020-09-01 21:31:57

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Re: Screen blanking

No.  I looked in the terminal settings and didn't see anything. Sorry.

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#8 2020-09-01 21:37:04

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Re: Screen blanking

jeffneedle wrote:

No.  I looked in the terminal settings and didn't see anything. Sorry.

?? When you compose a reply, look above the text window for the format tags. Use "Code", or type the tags in your text. It will look like this:

[code]
blank-on-ac  int  60
dpms-on-ac-off  uint  1
[/code]

You have the display set to blank after 60mins on AC power, and switch off after 1min.


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#9 2020-09-01 21:39:54

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Re: Screen blanking

No such stuff here.  Only Topics: and Index.  I'm really confused.  Is there a text file I can edit and change the one minute screen blanking?

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#10 2020-09-01 21:46:47

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Re: Screen blanking

jeffneedle wrote:

No such stuff here.  Only Topics: and Index.  I'm really confused.  Is there a text file I can edit and change the one minute screen blanking?

See the "Code" tag above the reply text box?
reply.jpg

You could edit the xml file, or just use the Menu > Preferences > Power Management gui. Under the Display tab, drag the "Switch off after" slider to the left until it says "Never".


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#11 2020-09-01 22:36:28

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Re: Screen blanking

Those prompts are not on my screen. Can't figure out how to insert a screen shot.  Perhaps my time with this distro is limited -- sigh.

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#12 2020-09-01 23:09:46

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Re: Screen blanking

jeffneedle wrote:

Those prompts are not on my screen. Can't figure out how to insert a screen shot.  Perhaps my time with this distro is limited -- sigh.

This has nothing to do with the distro, it is about you trying to use the forum. How are you managing to post anything here?

When you click "Post reply" isn't that the page you get? (Ignore the colours, it depends on the forum theme you have chosen).

You can post scrots by uploading to an online image host and putting the url here, like this with ImgBB:

[url=https://i.ibb.co/wwkvX8h/reply.jpg][img]https://i.ibb.co/QCg5Rhv/reply.jpg[/img][/url]

But before you get sidetracked with all that, have you fixed your screen blanking? I reckon you slid a Power Management slider to the left, but not all the way, leaving your screen to turn off after 1 minute.


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