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Every time I boot up my computer, in konsole, I need to enter a command such as:


$ xset dpms 50000 55000 60000


Whether it's in root or not, doesn't matter. Anyway to make such changes permanent? Also, what command would be best, because I just randomly choose 50000 55000 and 60000.






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This is what I have in rc.local.





# Provides: rc.local

# X-Mandriva-Compat-Mode

# Default-Start: 2 3 4 5

# Short-Description: Local initialization script

# Description: This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.

# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't

# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.



touch /var/lock/subsys/local

xset dpms 0 360 420


It doesn't change DPMS at all. It's still:


DPMS (Energy Star):

Standby: 0 Suspend: 0 Off: 0

DPMS is Enabled

Monitor is On


Did I make a mistake on the command?




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Do you have the DPMS option set in xorg.conf?


Section "Device"

Identifier "device1"

VendorName "nVidia Corp."

BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce2 DDR (generic)"

Driver "nvidia"

Option "DPMS"

Option "NvAGP" "3"

Option "IgnoreEDID" "1"

Option "RenderAccel" "0"


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It looks like it.


Section "Device"

Identifier "device1"

VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"

BoardName "ATI Radeon X1950 and earlier"

Driver "ati"

Option "DPMS"

Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"


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Kieth, If you're using KDE... you can just copy this and save it as display-screen.sh (or whatever you want to name it) in ~/.kde4/Autostart/

xset +dpms && xset dpms 0 360 420 &

you can adjust the times for your needs.

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