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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.

 

Thanks,

Kieth

 

 

[moved from Everything Linux by spinynorman]

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to make it permanent you could add the command to /etc/rc.d/rc.local

 

I use xset dpms 0 360 420

 

this command disables DPMS standby and sets the DPMS suspend time to 360 seconds and the off time to 420 seconds

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This is what I have in rc.local.

 

#!/bin/sh

#

### BEGIN INIT INFO

# 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.

### END INIT INFO

 

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?

 

Thanks,

Kieth

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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"

EndSection

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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"

EndSection

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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/

#!/bin/bash
xset +dpms && xset dpms 0 360 420 &

you can adjust the times for your needs.

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