Slackware :: XFCE4 - 13.1 - Monitor Goes To Powersave Mode After 10 Minutes Of Inactivity

Aug 2, 2010

Slackware 13.1, on a Dell... Opliplex GX260... running XFCE4, as root. Stuff runs fine. However, the monitor goes to powersave mode after 10 minutes of inactivity. I've turned off power management in the kernel, in the app., have checked the xorg.conf, checked everywhere I can think of, can't find where this is being set. how I can turn this off?

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May 27, 2010

I'm using Lucid and after a few minutes of inactivity the system goes into the Lock Screen status also available under the shut down icon. now I don't like the screen to be blocked mainly cause when I get back I've to type again my password everytime. Under Karmic the screen used to go into a sleep status but it only needed a touch of the mouse in order to come back....

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Jan 12, 2010

I got this 1Tb Toshiba external about a month ago, and recently I started really using it to share lots of media files. What I've noticed is that it turns itself off after a few minutes of inactivity -- I researched this issue across the internet, and found that it's between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on who's writing about it.

I found a person who posted a DOS batch file, which (i think) continuously accesses the drive as long as the batch file is running. I'd like to find a way to do that in linux. could someone point me in the right direction?

i took a few minutes to plan it out... i think i need a loop that will access the drive (or do something to it, at least) once every minute until i close the script. I'd also like a message box that shows up that says something like "while this is open, your HDD is being accessed".

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Mar 1, 2010

I have a 64bit computer with SUSE 11 installed. When I try to switch an user the computer or monitors go to powersave mode. The only way to power it back on is to restart by pressing the button in the linux box.

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I'm using the xfce4 desktop and I removed the default screensaver. The screen goes dim after 10 minutes and I was wanting to know if there is a config file where I can adjust the time.

Searching synaptic for "screensaver" shows xdg-utils installed which has xdg-sreensaver but I'm not sure if that is really the program that is dimming the screen. Anyway, I couldn't find a way to change the amount of time that it takes to do so.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Computer Drops To Low Graphics Mode After Powersave?

May 31, 2010

I have recently been experiencing some issues with the powersave on my computer. I had my computer set to put the display to sleep after 10 minutes and put the computer to sleep after 30 minutes. The screen saver also activates at 5 minutes. When I woke up my computer (hit the power button) the computer would sometimes tell me that it was going into low graphics mode. I had to reboot to get my x server back. I disabled the power save to fix the problem, but I would really like to have it back. My latest Xorg.log gives an error, but I'm not sure if the power save caused the problem (more below). I am running a computer with an Intel Integrated chipset.My questions:

What caused the x server to crash?Should I post a bug report on Launchpad? If so, how? (im a bit of a noob as far as bug reporting)How can I fix the problem?Xorg.log:

X.Org X Server 1.7.6
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Sep 7, 2011

I have a really strange X (?) problem. My physical setup is:

Dell Optiplex 990
VisionTek 210 nV DMS59 PCIe video card (with a DVI splitter)
dual Dell P2411H monitors

I'm running OpenSuSE 11.4 (x86_64 fully patched) with the current nvidia drivers and kernel module. I'm running KDE and kdm in case that matters.

If I power off the two monitors, and then power them on again, the right monitor will come back on. The left monitor (which is the primary one... it's the one where the login screen appears when you are first logging in) reports that it is in power save mode. Wiggling the mouse, typing, etc., do not wake it up. The only thing that wakes it up is the detach the DVI cable from the monitor and reattach it (and sometimes it takes a couple tries).

I have used two (identical) video cards and splitters, and the problem occurred with both, so the problem doesn't appear to be with either of them. I also swapped monitors, but after the swap, the problem still occurred on the left monitor, and the old left monitor (which was now right) came on fine, so it doesn't appear to be a monitor problem.

I'm baffled. For now, I just won't turn off the monitors (or at least not the left monitor).

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Oct 18, 2010

I would like to allow the auto-log off feature either an extended inactivity time or to disable inactivity-logouts.

I use my PC strictly at home, and have no security issues. I've set my username to no-password so that I just click [twice] to log back on. But I must do that to see the screen display - say to see what's playing on Pandora.

Can I set the auto-logout-time somewhere or disable the function?

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Ubuntu :: Monitor Goes To Sleep ... Can't Disable "powersave / Screensaver"

Jun 14, 2010

I have recently switched to Ubuntu (10.04) after running my system on Centos for years. This mostly due to much quicker startup times. I have a software that runs as a public presentation software on a public "bigscreen" so my Ubuntu runs like a "kiosk" pc that's always on. When i switched to Ubuntu everything worked lika a charm besides the fact that the screen falls in to "sleep"/"powersave" or something.

I think that i have tried everything to prevent this. I use Gnome and i have set all the powersavings features to off. Ive tried turning acpi off and i also turn dpms off at login. Nothing seems to kill the "screen powersaving" feature. As a desperate act i tried to use a software called Coffeine, this software should prevent powersavings. I added Coffeine to autostart to activate for 48h, I need the screen to atleast stay on for 24h.. Does anyone have an ide what cuses this? Dont really want to go back to Centos now... My system basicly looks like this:


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Feb 18, 2016

I have been encounter 2 bugs on 2 sides of the coin. Seems it doesn't fix since Wheezy till now.

1. When I don't install any nonfree firmware I'm stuck at 1024x768 resoultions unable to turn to 1366x768
2. But when I install nonfree firmware my 1366x768 was solved but I encounter other new bugs

>> On Jessie: XFCE4.10 doesn't save any wallpaper everytime when reboot the pc & always reset to default.
But when remove nonfree firmware the bg save normally but I've to stuck at 1024x768 resulotion.
This also happen on Wheezy as well.
>> On Stretch: XFCE4.12 workspace become too long ugly.
But when remove nonfree firmware the workspace become normal
but I've to stuck at 1024x768 resulotion once again.

So any way with nonfree installed without this XFCE bugs or without nonfree driver install but make resolution 1366x768 work for not to stuck in 1024x768 resolutions. Overall I'm quite satisfy Stretch testing than Jessie Stable.

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Mar 8, 2010

CHECK OUT THIS THREAD INSTEAD: I got a problem with my xorg.conf file. I'm just not able to add display resolutions. I'm running Ubuntu 9.10 x86 with Xfce4 desktop enivorment. I got an old Nvidia 6600 GT. I'm on a 21" IBM CRT, and i know that it's good for 2048x1536 @ 75hz.

I know that it can handle 30-130 khz Horizontal and 40-170 hz Vertical.

I also know that i would like to be able to use 1600x1200 @ 85hz.

Right now I'm just not able to go past 1024x768 @ 50hz. I've installed the restricted nvidia driver from the popup restricted driver menu, also tried to downgrade to an earlier driver, did'nt work, then i upgraded again to the newest driver that was easily available through Envyng-gtk. Still no more resolution choiches.

sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg just don't work. Nothing happens when i write it in the terminal.

Now i'm starting to get frustrated


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Jun 2, 2010

I have a Western digital HD connected through external SATA connection to a slack11 server.

After prolonged periods of inactivity i see that i can't access the disk any longer. There is a permanent reference for the disk in fstab, and there is still a reference of the disk in mtab, too...

However, the /dev/sd* device is gone, so i can't access the disk.

Now if i'm next to the server, i know i can umount, unplug and re-plug the disk and i'll mount and again and be on my way...BUT what if 'm not close to the server?

Is there a remote way to make udev (or otherwise) re-sense the existence of the disk, so that the disk will have a /dev/ reference again?

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Ubuntu :: Odd Resolution - Monitor After Switched It To TV Mode Then Back To PC Mode

Feb 8, 2011

When I first installed ubuntu 10.10, the display was for some reason tinted green and shifted a few inches to the right. After experimenting with the resolution preferences, I eventually got it to a large resolution (1280x720 ... or something like that) yet is was quite blurry. I found out that the problem was with my monitor after I switched it to TV mode, then back to PC mode. It became perfectly clear! All I had to do then was adjust the screen positioning by shifting it left a bit.

Even though I have made the resolution I figured out to be default, whenever I turn the PC on after shutting down, it goes back to the "green-and-to-the-side" mode. :/ Ain't really a big problem, until I tried to fiddle with the resolution preferences s'more.

Somehow, I have set it to be twice as wide of the maximum my monitor can display, went back to being green tinted for some reason, and is completely shifted left (yet the right side is still visible) This means that I cannot see what is going on the left side, and cannot adjust the resolution preferences, nor can I click blindly cuz the border is only around my visible side of the screen. Now it is stuck like this.

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:

Learn how to manually adjust resolution without depending on a simple dialog box. Make the satisfactory resolution default and consistent through turning it on and off. Link that could teach me the essential commands, all this googling is stressful. D:

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Apr 10, 2010

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Mar 20, 2010

I am having problems with the refresh rate if the screen. In the refresh mode of the monitor in the monitor options have only one option 60Hz. I have LG 24 + ATI Radon 3870, and have already installed the ATI driver via Ubuntu download center.

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Slackware :: Getting P7zip Gui To Work In XFCE4?

Jan 16, 2010

I just installed p7zip with GUI from slackbuilds, but there is a problem, since i can't get it to work with XFCE4. After looking into package, i noticed that .desktop files are installed into:



there are total of 6 .desktop items:


ls -l /usr/share/apps/konqueror/servicemenus/
total 24
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 952 2010-01-16 15:12 p7zip_compress.desktop
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 949 2010-01-16 15:12 p7zip_compress2.desktop


and if i look inside of one of these files, the syntax is quite KDE specific and are probably supposed to be seen in a menu when you right click on file. So the big question is: is it possible to make XFCE4/Thunar do something similar? So far i have tried to view p7zip_extract_to.desktop file in a text editor and i learned, that the command for this looks like this:


p7zipForFilemanager xd %U

And if I right click on archive and then select "Open With Another Application" and then input this command, then double click on archive, i get this nice pop up:


Which is fine for extracting, but when it comes to creating archives, it's a bit inconvenient to do this every time i need something archived. I would would really like to have 7zip menu when i right click on file, so i welcome ideas on this matter.

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May 9, 2010

First and foremost please give me your opinions on what I want/should to do for security. I would like to set up my system sp that the session times out and requires a password to unlock the screen. Also I would like a firewall and maybe virus detection just in case. I want to set up a guest user with minimal to no privileges. How should I go about doing this?

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May 22, 2011

I'm giving Slackware a try Again.. But How can i upgrade xfce to xfce4.8?

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Jul 16, 2011

Upgraded from 13.1. Certain panel plugins seem to be gone in XFCE4.

When I try to add the Icon Box, Task List or several others to the panel, I get "Could not open 'iconbox' module".

There is an iconbox module in /usr/lib/xfce4/panel-plugins, along with some others, but they all date back to 3/29. In /usr/share/xfce4/panel-plugins, there is a mix of newer and older files.

Did the icon box go away? Do I need to nuke ~/.config/xfce4?

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Feb 8, 2011

FC13. In Screensaver, I've made sure no screensaver is selected. In Power Management, PowerDevil is unchecked, profile is set to "performance" and that profile is set to never dim the screen. In fact, just to be sure, I edited all the other unselected profiles to not dim the screen. I've done this as a user, and I've done this as root. My monitor still gets turned off at the 10 minutes mark (I used a stopwatch).

Site search only turned up this thread, but I'm using kde not gnome, and I can't locate a screensaver daemon to kill.

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Sep 28, 2010

I've read many posts about other people having this issue and I can't seem to find one that is the same problem I am having. I'm totally new to ubuntu and linux as well for that matter, Basically I wanted to give linux a try and started doing some research and liked everything I read about ubuntu. I went to the website and used the wubi (I think that was what it was called) to install ubuntu. Now when I boot my computer it asks me which operating system I would like to use. I navigate to ubuntu and press enter and it starts up with no problems what so ever.

At first I was really surprised with how easy the installation was and how great everything was going, however. After looking around for about 10 minutes, the screen abruptly went black and then my monitor had a small blue box on it with "No input" on it before the light went from blue to orange. I tried hitting every combination of keys I could think of and in the end had to do a hard restart.

Long story short. every time I use ubuntu my monitor shuts off after about 10-20 minutes, regardless of what activity I am doing. I've tried going to /apps/gnome-power-manager/timeout/ to make sure that sleep_display_ac was set to 0 (it was), I've turned off power management using the power manger under preferences. No matter what I have tried, it continues to be a problem.

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Jan 31, 2011

Kernel, GNU/Linux (Slackware 12.0)
xfce 4.4
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KDE 3.5.7
KGet v. 0.8.5

I've just installed all of the packages in disks 1 and 2 of the slack 12.0 distro so, among them, I have the slack series kde/ installed. I run xfce as the desktop environment, which is able to run KDE apps. In main menu>Network there is kget, a download manager and also supposedly a p2p client. I ran it and it said "It is the 1st time you run kget. Do you want to make the default download manager?". I replied "No". As nothing happened I restarted X (the startx command ends up running xfce), ran kget again, and it made the same question, which this time I answered in the affirmative.

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