Debian Multimedia :: How To Disable Monitor Standby
Jul 10, 2010
I don't know how to stop this monitor standby thing. When I'm not using the computer, the screensaver will start after a few minutes, what I want. But after a few minutes then, it'll go black. How can I stop this from happening?
Currently I have two 1920x1080 screens running in Twinview on my Geforce 275 graphics card. Want I want to do is a quick simple way of disabling my secondary monitor when playing video games or using xbmc to watch movies, etc. I've tried a few applets but they require the xandr function which I think Nvidia doesn't support.
Is there a way to disable this quickly other than loading up nvidia-settings and disabling the monitor everytime. I don't really want to use two seperate x sessions and xinerama due to the fact you can't use compositing.
Ever since I have been using Mepis 8 my monitor keeps defaulting to standby mode unless I keep using the mouse. I have tried all the usual things within KDE but with no success. Quite often I watch a dvd film on my PC and it is most annoying when the monitor switches off during a film. Is there an option within xorg.conf to stop this from occurring? My monitor is an LCD Benq FP91G+.
I just installed ubuntu 9.10 server edition (twice, just to be sure) and the installation ran fine, but when I try to boot into the system, i get past the BIOS loading screen then my monitor just goes into power saving mode and I can't get it to see a signal from the PC. I know the OS is running, because I can ssh into it from my laptop, and I know the monitor works, because that machine had a windows OS on it before and that worked fine with the same monitor. I had thought it might be a graphics card thing with ubuntu trying to push out at a resolution not supported by the monitor, but I find that unlikely as it's brand new this month. If anyone has any idea of something I can try to diagnose the problem, that would be great. As I said, I still have ssh access to the PC, so I can basically try anything on it that I could if I was physically at the box itself.
Like subject says, everytime my computer put the monitor on standby when I wake up the monitor the computer keeps loggin me out of my account, have to log in everytime i wake up the **** monitor, anyone knows a way to fix this behavior?
I need to find out a command to enable and disable a secondary monitor using the Nvidia X Server. I've got a monitor attached to my laptop that I don't use all the time and would like to just have a launcher to switch between "twinview" and "disabled" quickly rather than having to go through the menus. It's physical position is vertically above the primary monitor so I have to put in a custom position every time I enable it.
I cannot install Ubuntu 10.04, or even boot into the live CD. I'm not an expert, but I've used Ubuntu for several years, and I'm pretty sure I'm not doing anything stupid... Here's what happens when I boot with the Ubuntu 10.04 live CD: I get a purple screen with just an accessibility(?) symbol at the bottom (this lasts 15 seconds). The screen goes black, with a flashing cursor, then changes back to purple, this time with an Ubuntu logo, with 5 dots acting as a progress indicator (this lasts about 1 minute). The screen switches to standby. The CD drive continues to make noises for another minute or so, then stops.
I physically removed my graphics card (ATI Radeon HD 5770), and plugged the monitor straight into the VGA port on the motherboard. Now the CD boots up fine. I could try installing Ubuntu at this point, while my graphics card is unplugged, and then plug my graphics card back in, and see if it starts working then.
I have persistent video tearing my second monitor (Mitsubushi HDTV). I have tried everything that was suggested with some improvement. I have no issue with tearing if I add the following to my xorg.conf
Just got a pretty fresh install of Debian/XFCE. Both monitors work out of the box on my 8400GS. I was unable to find an option to change it so I can span is as 1 work space instead of having them mirrored.
I am using devilspie to have a wallpaper terminal. Since it does not show up on the taskbar, I sometimes do not realize that it is in focus, and Alt+F4 results in me closing it. Is there a way to disable Alt+F4 for certain windows?
I have a laptop running Debian stable. I have used xfce for a long time, but in an attempt to get away from needing to haul a mouse everywhere, I decided to migrate to xmonad (raw, with no DE), a tiling window manager that is extremely keyboard-friendly. I've also switched to conkeror (not konqueror, mind you), a very keyboard-friendly firefox-based browser. I have completely eliminated my need for a mouse on this laptop and have even disabled the touchpad by blacklisting the psmouse driver. There is still an annoying visible cursor sitting in the middle of the screen upon starting X. Is there anyway to (probably in the X config files) disable the visible cursor, or if not, have its default starting location be the bottom right corner (where it's least visible)?
I have a computer that runs debian 6, and i want to make a dual boot system where i can boot either with or without desktop. AS default the server will be booting in console (headless) mode (and act as server) but on some occasions i do want to bootup in desktop.
I know starting GDM (in my case the desktop manager) is just a simple task, but i would like to have 2 options in boot menu: 1 - without desktop default (timeout 5 seconds) 2 - with desktop
I'm running Gnome on my desktop and going to keep it for now. I've read that Evolution is integrated into Gnome and I cannot remove it without deleterious effects. So, possible to disable it without negative effects? If so how to do that? The only problems I've had relating to Gnome have been Evolution. I'll just copy email links and paste them in Gmail.
The X server in Debian seems to have a "funny" habit to suddenly start blanking the screen if I don't touch the mouse or the keyboard for a while, although I've used the xset command (xset -dpms s off) in my ~/.xinitrc to tell Xorg specifically NOT to blank the screen. I know how to disable screen blanking in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but I'd rather not have the xorg.conf file at all.
So, I'd be interested to hear your suggestions about how to disable the Xorg screen blanking without using the xset command or the xorg.conf file. Is there some other file in /etc/X11/ that I could tweak to disable this highly annoying desire of Xorg to insist on blanking my screen after a bit of idle time?
Gigabyte GA-B85N Motherboard with Intel HD4600 Graphics / Intel Core i5 4440 CPU OS: Debian GNU/Linux 7 (wheezy) / Linux msc001 3.2.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.2.60-1+deb7u3 x86_64 GNU/Linux
I've installed KDE and when I go standby everything seems ok, but when I resume the monitor does not respond (the power indicator is flashing so there is no signal being presented thru the HDMI cable). Note that the system is still running as I can Alt-F2 (quick task/find), select Terminal and enter sudo-reboot without the screen. So it is just the hdmi signal that is not being recreated/refreshed properly.
I've included the suspend log (/var/log/pm-suspend.log):
Code: Select allInitial commandline parameters: Sat Oct¬† 4 13:22:54 BST 2014: Running hooks for suspend. Running hook /usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d/000kernel-change suspend suspend:
I'm a newcomer to Linux and so I apologize in advance for my question (that may be a newbie's question indeed).I've just changed my system from Lenny and installed the newest version of Squeeze ( X.Org X Server 1.7.7, Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.37-trunk-amd64 x86_64 Debian).When adding a second monitor (smaller with different specs) I get the same resolution on both screens--that of the smaller one.
I'm using Gnome as my desktop environment in Debian stable, I have previously address this issue at another post with the solution of setting xset command to disable screen blanking. However I'm still looking for a method that can automatically disable screen fade while watching videos in a browser. I don't want to permanently disable the powersaving idle method. I have both cpufreqd and laptop-mode-tools to conserve my powers.
I have tried to use the extensions toggle-touchpad and touchpad-indicator that claim to be able to do this, but neither will load properly. They show up with a little exclamation-point-triangle in the "Tweaks" panel saying "Error loading extension". How to get Jessie gnome system succeeded in getting their touchpad disabled via a simpe toggle mechanism?
how to make removable media (e.g. USB sticks) not have any write caching. I want to prevent data loss when they are removed after file copying appears done but before write caches are written. I'm using Gnome on Squeeze.
I've found suggestions of adding the 'sync' mount option to /system/storage/default_options/vfat/mount_options in the Gnome configuration. However this doesn't seem to completely eliminate write buffering, as the drive activity light continues for several seconds after file copying appears done, and unmounting drives produces a dialog box which says to wait whilst data is written to disk.
How could xorg be set-up such that different monitors work with different DPI but still compose the same extended display?
I have a 15 inch laptop display extending to the right the main display which is 23 inch. The resolutions are comparable, but the difference in pixel size is very large. Thus, either the external display has too large fonts and UI, or the laptop one has them very small. Moving them at different distances is not entirely possible.
xrandr info: eDP1 connected primary 1920x1080+2048+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 344mm x 194mm VGA1 connected 2048x1152+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 510mm x 287mm
I heard that Windows has a hack (which I can't check) for extending displays with different pixels sizes: it computes in which of the displays a window has most of it's surface and sets the DPI for that window based on that. Thus a window will change DPI when crossing monitors, (and will look too small/large on one of the monitors if it is in the middle).
I'm trying to set up a dual monitor system with my Dell E7450 laptop with Debian Stretch and KDE 4.14.2. The graphic card is a Intel HD5500 with xserver-xorg-video-intel version 2:2.99.917-2. The first time I simply connected the HDMI plug, it recognized the monitor and it automagically set up the extended dual monitor. Then I unplugged the HDMI and KDE froze. Now every time I plug in the second monitor the laptop monitor goes black, the desktop goes on the external monitor and the mouse cursor moves only vertically along the leftmost edge of the monitor.
The G4 has two cards with me only using one.Booting into Linux single then running Xorg -configure gives me the output on both monitors from both cards.Rebooting after this setup the mouse does not work. A hard reboot and a phigh reset the display previous defaults.Do I need to edit the xorg.conf.new or the xorg.conf?