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Dotpup to turn Display OFF not just blank
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brad_chuck

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jan 2007, 18:08    Post subject:  Dotpup to turn Display OFF not just blank  

This dotpup is for folks with laptops who need the display turned OFF not just blanked when it is not being used.

install the dotpup....

in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file add these lines.


After Section "Monitor"
Add this
Code:
    Option "DPMS"



After Section "ServerLayout"
Add this ( you can change the number to how long you would like the system to waight to shut the display off.
Code:
   Option "OffTime" "4"



not all you have to to is run acpid run every time X starts.

There are many ways to do this but a easy way is to add it to the file /root/.xintrc

just open this file in geany then add this right before the window manager is started

Code:
acpid


that it ..

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jan 2007, 18:37    Post subject: Re: Dotpup to turn Display OFF not just blank  

brad_chuck wrote:
This dotpup is for folks with laptops who need the display turned OFF not just blanked when it is not being used.

Thanks, brad-chuck. I'll give it a try and see how I go.

Cheers
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disciple

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PostPosted: Sat 06 Oct 2007, 20:22    Post subject:  

Thanks - works great even in really old Puppies (Grafpup 104)
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disciple

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct 2007, 02:20    Post subject:  

But I need to run
Code:
killall acpid
to shutdown cleanly.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Sat 15 Mar 2008, 03:33    Post subject:  

Actually, you don't need apcid - I just tried without it. I think you just need apcid to use the power buttons on your keyboard and things.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Apr 2010, 22:21    Post subject:  

Is this still current, or is there a .pet somewhere? This problem has been eating my gourd. There's no point in sending a black screen signal to a monitor. If I wanted that, I would click on ‘lock’.
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disciple

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PostPosted: Sat 03 Apr 2010, 05:01    Post subject:  

1. Like I said above, you don't need to install anything to turn the display off. Just edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf as described in the first post i.e. make sure dpms is enabled in the monitor section, and add the offtime in the serverlayout section.

2. Yes, there are .pets of acpid. But it is needed to enable special keyboard power buttons and stuff, not to make the monitor turn off automatically.

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