On Monday 22 June 2020 10:33:02 Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Monday 22 June 2020 12:50:51 William Morder via trinity-users wrote:
> > On Monday 22 June 2020 07:11:52 Michael wrote:
> > > On Monday 22 June 2020 08:35:19 am Gene Heskett wrote:
> > > > On Monday 22 June 2020 09:22:47 Felix Miata wrote:
> > > > > Maybe what works for me would work for you to enable watching a
> > > > > video. I set all three power save options in desktop settings to
> > > > > 120 minutes.
> > > >
> > > > I have tried that, up to 4000 4025 4050 minutes. Nominally 5
> > > > minutes later it powers down, and an xset -q shows:
> > > > DPMS (Energy Star):
> > > > Standby: 450 Suspend: 600 Off: 900
> > > > DPMS is Enabled
> > > > Monitor is On
> > > > And theres not a thing I can do about it.
> > > >
> > > > > Something else to try depends on a config file in which to put
> > > > > it, either in /etc/X11/xorg.conf or a file in
> > > > > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/, included in Section "Monitor":
> > > > >
> > > > > Option "DPMS" "off"
> > >
> > > Longshot, but try creating a new user? That'd at least isolate if
> > > it's a config file or a system issue?
> > >
> > > Best,
> > > Michael
> > There's a tiny blue rectangle (almost a square) in the system tray.
> Not there.
I had to look up the name, because I've just had it sitting there for years;
once configured, I usually don't touch stuff.
So it's called the "Resize and Rotate System Tray App". (See attachment for
screenshot.) I clicked on help or about to find out the name.
Maybe you need to install it, or just find it. I forget how it is that it
found a home in my system tray, but it's a KDE3/TDE app.
I *believe* that it may be part of another package, perhaps
tdepowersave-trinity? In any case, I ran "apt-cache search" with the
terms "tray", "power", "resize" and "rotate", and that is the only TDE app
that seemed to fit all the search terms.
> > Right-click, look for "configure displays", then go to the tab
> > labelled "power management": unclick the box that says "enable DPMS
> > power save modes"; or you can configure power saving to something that
> > suits you better.
> > (For a desktop I find that power saving is useless or even
> > counterproductive, so I just switch off the monitor instead when not
> > in use. On a laptop, or in a setting where one wants the screen to
> > lock when unattended, this is a different matter, but I imagine it's
> > just Gene hanging out at home.)
> Keyrect. With the missus in the shop, end stage COPD, I don't have a cat
> to walk on keys. Just me.
> > Also, VLC allows turning off power saving while actively watching a
> > video; I don't know, but I imagine other media players do something
> > similar.
> > Bill