Debian Hardware :: Monitor Can't Go Into Power Saving Mode

Dec 27, 2015

I've recently changed to Debian from Windows, it's a really great adventure so far, but I have one problem. So as I see you can set your monitor into "Blank Page" after 10 or any minutes to save power, like in Windows. 10 minutes passes, without any movement my monitor's led turns into orange and the monitor turns off, that's great, that's what i want.

But after a few seconds the led turns green (like when it's on), and it brings up a little box : "Power Saving Mode" (just like it did after 10 minutes), and it turns off, and then stars again from the beginning . And this goes on repeatedly until a move my mouse to get back from "Blank page" state. (It's like the monitor tries going into power saving mode, but it gets always a little bit of power, to show that text box, and start all over.) So what can I do? I use debian 8.0 "jessie", and my monitor is a LG L1750S(with Nvidia GeForce 9600 GT).

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All of a sudden today there was no display on my Ubuntu PC. It seems to be powering on - I get the LG screen when the monitor is switched on - but it goes into "Power Saving Mode". How do I diagnose this? I already unplugged and plugged. Monitor is connected to a graphics card - no change when I switched to VGA.

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Feb 19, 2010

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Section "ServerFlags"
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Nov 3, 2010

How to configure Linux text console to automatically turn of the monitor after some time? And by "text console" I mean that thing that you get on ctrl+alt+F[1-6], which is what you get whenever X11 is not running. And, no, I'm not using any framebuffer console (it's a plain, good and old 80x25 text-mode). Many years ago, I was using Slackware Linux, and it used to boot up in text-mode. Then you would manually run startx after the login. Anyway, the main login "screen" was the plain text-mode console, and I remember that the monitor used to turn off (energy saving mode, indicated by a blinking LED) after some time. Now I'm using Gentoo, and I have a similar setup.

The machine boots up in text-mode, and only rarely I need to run startx. I say this because this is mostly my personal Linux server, and there is no need to keep X11 running all the time. (which means: I don't want to use GDM/KDM or any other graphical login screen). But now, in this Gentoo text-mode console, the screen goes black after a while, but the monitor does not enter any energy-saving mode (the LED is always lit). Yes, I've waited long enough to verify this. Thus, my question is: how can I configure my current system to behave like the old one? In other words, how to make the text console trigger energy-saving mode of the monitor?

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Aug 24, 2010

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This server is on an old school 8-port Linksys PS/2 KVM. It's got a CRT monitor in the middle of a rack of somewhat aging equipment. The problem I'm having is somewhere between the KVM, this old monitor, and some power saving... when Xubuntu tries to put the monitor in standby, instead it gets this vertically scrolling garbage. The Windows servers in this rack don't have any problem putting it to sleep, but I figured I might as well just turn off DPMS on this particular server.

So I logged in via SSH, stopped GDM, generated a /etc/X11/xorg.conf, and changed Option "DPMS" to Option "NoDPMS" which according to the manpage should take care of it. I also changed the GDM video mode with this xorg.conf so it's definitely being used. Following some other suggestions I found in my search, I issued "xset s off" and "xset -dpms" but this hasn't disabled monitor power saving either. I've been restarting GDM each time I change something. 5-10 minutes later it's scrolling garbage again. What's it going to take to turn off monitor power saving at the GDM logon screen?

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Dec 8, 2009

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2-Will the PC resume on mouse click or key push ?

3-When suspended, is there a way to wake up the PC from the network ?

4-Will PXE may introduce some trouble i can't think of now ?

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Apr 18, 2010

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Already deactivated Cool'n'Quiet from the BIOS. Got no fresh ideas on what could cause this weird behaviour.

[22:05:52] Completed 260000 out of 500000 steps (52%)
[22:18:28] Completed 265000 out of 500000 steps (53%)
[22:30:41] Completed 270000 out of 500000 steps (54%)
[22:40:20] Completed 275000 out of 500000 steps (55%)
[22:48:16] Completed 280000 out of 500000 steps (56%)

PC was "idle" working on folding and I came back at 54%, see the huge difference? Frames were taking about 13 minutes each when "idle". When I am using the computer, frames are done within 8 minutes.

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May 18, 2011

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1. I have an old Athlon Clawhammer I can use but the TDP of 90W is putting me off. I can also use existing 2x512MB DDR-400 memory with it. The board would be new.
2. I would rather invest in new mini-ITX board with built-in dual-core Atom D525 (TDP 13W), VGA and Gb ethernet. I would add 2GB DDR3-1333 memory.

Since I would need a new board for the Clawhammer too (current one doesn't have SATA), I am more attracted to option 2. Would the dual-core Atom be enough running this simple home NAS? I think it should but my experience with ubuntu server is limited.

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My trouble is that after 10 minutes of idle, the screen is blanked(power saving I presume).
I tried to add "xset -dpms" and "setterm -blank 0 -powersave off" to my startup script, in vain. I want my power saving options to be configured on the remote computer, not the nettop. How could I prevent X/GDM/Whoever from blanking the screen ?

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Nov 28, 2010

I run Ubuntu Netbook 10.04 on my EeePC 1005HA. I'm going to get a SSD for it eventually, but I can't afford one right now so it's running from a 200GB hard disk I scavenged off a dead laptop.

I went in power management and set the option that says "spin down hard drives whenever possible", but this accomplished a whole lot of nothing - whenever the computer is on, the drive's spinning. I ran hdparm -y and the drive clicked off, and then promptly spun back up after a few seconds. Iotop shows occasional tiny bursts of activity from "jdb2/sda1-8", which I don't really know how to interpret, but I don't have anything weird installed so I'm assuming this is normal system operation.

Now, what I need is some sort of application, utility, command - anything - that forces the computer to keep all filesystem changes in RAM with the drive shut down; every five/ten minutes or so (this would hopefully be configurable) it spins up the drive, dumps the filesystem changes to it, and spins it down again.

I realize this presents data loss risks related to crashing and poweroffs when the cache hasn't been dumped to disk, but I'm willing to risk it as Linux never really crashes at all, and since it's a netbook power failures won't cause unexpected shutdowns.

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Mar 22, 2015

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Here is some common output:


Code: Select allroot@debwkstation01:~/Documents# lspci -nn | grep 0280
03:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:43a0] (rev 03)


Code: Select allroot@debwkstation01:~$  iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth1      IEEE 802.11abg  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=200 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off

[Code] ....

I have installed so many many restarts...

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So, basically is my new Asus Eee PC 900 the worst designed netbook ever, or is linux just not supporting it's power-saving features? It is actually the version that comes with Asus's own linux distribution on it, but I've installed Arch.


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I've researched many hours and eventually found the terminal command for the resolution preferences. it popped up on the visible side. Although it was to no avail cuz I HAVE TRIED EVERY SETTING AND OPTION and absolutely nothing changed. I assume a system restore would simply revert it back to the previous satisfactory settings, but the thing is I want to FIX it. I am new to this terminal stuff, so I want to learn it and all that. To put it simply, here's what I want:

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