Fedora :: Display 'sleep' Ignoring User's Settings?

Aug 8, 2011

installed Fedora 14 on my desktop a couple of days ago. For the most part, it seems to be fine, but I've got a problem with the 'put display to sleep when inactive for' setting. From the desktop, I've tried going to system/preferences/power management, where I've set the display to go to sleep when inactive for 30 minutes - however, it instead goes to sleep after five minutes. The same applies whether I set it to 10m, 30m, 1hr or never.

Having looked online, someone mentioned gconf-editor as a fix to another issue, so I decided to give that a try as well. Under /apps/gnome-power-manager/timeout, I tried setting sleep_display_ac, sleep_display_battery and sleep_display_ups each to 1800 ("The amount of time in seconds before the display goes to sleep" - 30mins, by my maths) on the off-chance that the OS had incorrectly detected the power source, but the display again went to sleep after five minutes.

If it makes any difference, I'm not using a screensaver, and I think the kernel I have installed is (that's what's given in System Monitor). I've also tried running yum update, again just on the off-chance it'd fix something, but everything is up to date.

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Dec 22, 2010

I am using F14 installed from DVD, updated to the latest bugfixes for all packages; I also have the nvidia proprietary drivers installed.I have configured my gnome-screensaver using gnome-screensaver-preferences to have a delay of one hour before it blanks the screen. However, no matter the settings I choose (even testing with only a 1 minute delay) the screensaver always kicks in at the 10 minute mark. This persists no matter the graphics driver I use.The only means by which I can stop the screen from locking while watching videos online is to kill the gnome-screensaver daemon.What information should I provide to assist in determining why this is happening? It's very aggravating. I'll include my current xorg.conf in the event that it may help.

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I have an odd problem since preupgrading from Fedora 12 to Fedora 14.

My power management settings are set to never put the monitor to sleep, yet after a certain amount of time, lo and behold, the Fedora box has gone blank and I have to enter my user information and password to get back to my gnome session.

In the power management preferences I have "never" selected for both putting the computer or display to sleep.

In the screensaver preferences "Lock Screen After" is *not* checked. (And if I click "advanced" I also note that "Power Management Enabled" is also *not* checked).

I'd just as soon not have to "log on" to this machine every time I'm away from it for a while.

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Jul 4, 2010

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Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 2960 x 1050, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1280x1024+1680+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 310mm x 230mm
1280x1024 60.0*
1152x864 75.0
1024x768 85.0 75.1 75.0 70.1 60.0
832x624 74.6 75.0
800x600 85.1 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 85.0 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
720x400 87.8 70.1

HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 connected 1680x1050+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 433mm x 271mm
1680x1050 60.0*+
1280x1024 75.0 60.0
1440x900 59.9
1280x800 59.8
1152x864 75.0
1280x720 60.0
1024x768 75.1 60.0
800x600 75.0 60.3
640x480 75.0 60.0
720x400 70.1

However when I log out and back in it reverts to cloned displays with xrandr output
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1152 x 864, maximum 8192 x 8192
VGA-0 connected 1152x864+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 310mm x 230mm
1280x1024 60.0
1152x864 75.0*
1024x768 85.0 75.1 75.0 70.1 60.0
832x624 74.6 75.0
800x600 85.1 72.2 75.0 60.3 56.2
640x480 85.0 72.8 75.0 66.7 60.0
720x400 87.8 70.1

HDMI-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-0 connected 1152x864+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 433mm x 271mm
1680x1050 60.0 +
1280x1024 75.0 60.0
1440x900 59.9
1280x800 59.8
1152x864 75.0*
1280x720 60.0
1024x768 75.1 60.0
800x600 75.0 60.3
640x480 75.0 60.0
720x400 70.1

I'm have an ATI Radeon 3450 HD graphics card and I believe I installed the mesa driver as the proprietary one simply won't install.

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How can I stop my display going to sleep?

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Actions - put computer to sleep when inactive - never

Display - put display to sleep when inactive - never

Screensaver settings are:

Regard computer as idle set to 2 hours

Unticked Activate screensaver when computer is idle

Yet the screen still goes blank after a few minutes when I'm not using it.

I dual boot and it doesn't do it in Windows. It didn't do it in 8.10 or 7.10 either.

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Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/share/system-config-display/xConfigDialog.py", line 212, in ok
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