Re: Screen Saver question
From: Paul Ciszek (nospam_at_nospam.com)
Date: Thu, 6 Jan 2005 16:47:50 +0000 (UTC)
In article <yJedneuhV7Cfh0DcRVnyrw@pipex.net>, Foxy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Paul Ciszek wrote:
>> I am now on line in SuSE, thanks to ndiswrapper and the folks in
>> comp.os.linux.advocacy, so now I can worry about trivial stuff.
>> How do I get the screen saver to power down the monitor after a while?
>> I went into YaST/System/Power Management and changed the Display Power
>> Management Settings to do this (I thought), but all that happens is the
>> screen saver stops moving after a while.
>Does it freeze your PC. I just wonder because it happens to me and I
>have to reboot my machine.
No, fortunately. The screen saver quits moving, but any use of the mouse
or keyboard brings up a password prompt and you're back in business. I
assume it is related to the following setting in YaST/System/Power Management:
I have Display Suspend Time-out set to 20 minutes, and Display Power-Off
Time-out also set to 20 minues. Instead of blanking the screen, though,
the screen saver stops moving--is that what is meant by display suspend?
I will try setting display suspend to 0 (i.e., disabled) in the hopes that
at least the screen saver will keep moving and thereby avoid burn-in.
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