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Screensaver issues

Christopher Marlow
Hi I am new to Debian.. I am new to Debian as of yesterday.

I am having trouble with my screen... My screen has quit turning off
after 20 min.

Here is the output of xset -q

chris@Optiplex:~$ xset -q
Keyboard Control:
  auto repeat:  on    key click percent:  0    LED mask:  00000002
  XKB indicators:
    00: Caps Lock:   off    01: Num Lock:    on     02: Scroll Lock:
off
    03: Compose:     off    04: Kana:        off    05:
Sleep:       off
    06: Suspend:     off    07: Mute:        off    08:
Misc:        off
    09: Mail:        off    10: Charging:    off    11: Shift
Lock:  off
    12: Group 2:     off    13: Mouse Keys:  off
  auto repeat delay:  600    repeat rate:  25
  auto repeating keys:  00ffffffdffffbbf
                        fadfffefffedffff
                        9fffffffffffffff
                        fff7ffffffffffff
  bell percent:  50    bell pitch:  400    bell duration:  100
Pointer Control:
  acceleration:  20/10    threshold:  4
Screen Saver:
  prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
  timeout:  0    cycle:  600
Colors:
  default colormap:  0x20    BlackPixel:  0x0    WhitePixel:  0xffffff
Font Path:
 
/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/sh
are/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,/usr/share/fon
ts/X11/100dpi,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,built-ins
DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
  DPMS is Disabled
chris@Optiplex:~$ 


Can someone please tell me how to get my screen to turn off again?

I tried asking in the #Debian IRC room and they told me to run xset man

I looked at xset man but I dont understand the commands to force my
screen to turn off after 20 min.


Thank you,
Chris

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Re: Screensaver issues

rhkramer
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 01:42:20 PM Christopher Marlow wrote:

> /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr/sh
> are/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,/usr/share/fon
> ts/X11/100dpi,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,built-ins
> DPMS (Energy Star):
>   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
>   DPMS is Disabled
> chris@Optiplex:~$
>
>
> Can someone please tell me how to get my screen to turn off again?
>
> I tried asking in the #Debian IRC room and they told me to run xset man
>
> I looked at xset man but I dont understand the commands to force my
> screen to turn off after 20 min.

I am pretty sure that:

xset +dpms

... will do the job.  

I believe that will restore the setting to the 20 minutes that you had before.  
If not, you may have to find the commands (I believe available in xset) to set
the time delay.

I don't remember those off the top of my head -- try reading:

man xset


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Re: Screensaver issues

Christopher Marlow
I ran that command but the screen is not turning off.

Chris


On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 15:26 -0400, [hidden email] wrote:
> xset +dpms

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Re: Screensaver issues

Christopher Marlow
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On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 15:26 -0400, [hidden email] wrote:

> I am pretty sure that:
>
> xset +dpms
>
> ... will do the job.  
>
> I believe that will restore the setting to the 20 minutes that you
> had before.  
> If not, you may have to find the commands (I believe available in
> xset) to set 
> the time delay.
>
> I don't remember those off the top of my head -- try reading:
>
> man xset
>
>



I just ran that command and now my system wont lock, and the screen
still isnt turning off.

Chris

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Christopher Marlow
On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 17:31 -0500, Christopher Marlow wrote:

> On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 15:26 -0400, [hidden email] wrote:
>
> > I am pretty sure that:
> >
> > xset +dpms
> >
> > ... will do the job.  
> >
> > I believe that will restore the setting to the 20 minutes that you
> > had before.  
> > If not, you may have to find the commands (I believe available in
> > xset) to set 
> > the time delay.
> >
> > I don't remember those off the top of my head -- try reading:
> >
> > man xset
> >
> >
>
>
>
>
>

I also tried xset dpms 1200 1200 1200........ The screen still wont
turn off.

Chris

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Christopher Marlow
In reply to this post by rhkramer
On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 15:26 -0400, [hidden email] wrote:

> I am pretty sure that:
>
> xset +dpms
>
> ... will do the job.  
>
> I believe that will restore the setting to the 20 minutes that you
> had before.  
> If not, you may have to find the commands (I believe available in
> xset) to set 
> the time delay.
>
> I don't remember those off the top of my head -- try reading:
>
> man xset
>
>

I think I got it working again....... I had to run:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure sddm


and for some reason I think for now, its fixed..... The screen turned
off after 20 min... I wonder what caused it to break the screen turning
off?

Chris

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rhkramer
In reply to this post by Christopher Marlow
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 06:37:22 PM Christopher Marlow wrote:

> On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 17:31 -0500, Christopher Marlow wrote:
> > On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 15:26 -0400, [hidden email] wrote:
> > > I am pretty sure that:
> > >
> > > xset +dpms
> > >
> > > ... will do the job.  
> > >
> > > I believe that will restore the setting to the 20 minutes that you
> > > had before.  
> > > If not, you may have to find the commands (I believe available in
> > > xset) to set
> > > the time delay.
> > >
> > > I don't remember those off the top of my head -- try reading:
> > >
> > > man xset
>
> I also tried xset dpms 1200 1200 1200........ The screen still wont
> turn off.

What do the last several lines of xset -q say now -- is it anything like:

DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 600    Suspend: 900    Off: 1200
  DPMS is Enabled
  Monitor is On


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Christopher Marlow
> What do the last several lines of xset -q say now -- is it anything
> like:
>
> DPMS (Energy Star):
>   Standby: 600    Suspend: 900    Off: 1200
>   DPMS is Enabled
>   Monitor is On





> DPMS (Energy Star):
>   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
>   DPMS is Disabled
> chris@Optiplex:~$ ^C
> chris@Optiplex:~$ 
>
>

I guess it didn't work.

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Christopher Marlow
On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 19:23 -0500, Christopher Marlow wrote:

> > DPMS (Energy Star):
> >   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
> >   DPMS is Disabled
> > chris@Optiplex:~$ ^C
> > chris@Optiplex:~$ 
> >
> >
>
> I guess it didn't work. 



Its like something keeps disabling it. And I don't know what.
It was enabled until I rebooted.

Chris

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Re: Screensaver issues

rhkramer
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On Saturday, June 15, 2019 08:23:28 PM Christopher Marlow wrote:

> > What do the last several lines of xset -q say now -- is it anything
> > like:
> >
> > DPMS (Energy Star):
> >   Standby: 600    Suspend: 900    Off: 1200
> >   DPMS is Enabled
> >   Monitor is On
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > DPMS (Energy Star):
> >   Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
> >   DPMS is Disabled
> > chris@Optiplex:~$ ^C
> > chris@Optiplex:~$
>
> I guess it didn't work.

Sorry, nothing else comes to mind atm.

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Christopher Marlow
On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 20:27 -0400, [hidden email] wrote:

> On Saturday, June 15, 2019 08:23:28 PM Christopher Marlow wrote:
> > > What do the last several lines of xset -q say now -- is it
> anything
> > > like:
> > > 
> > > DPMS (Energy Star):
> > >   Standby: 600    Suspend: 900    Off: 1200
> > >   DPMS is Enabled
> > >   Monitor is On
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
> > > 
>


Heres another piece of info for you...... im having to run xset +dpms
to enable dpms for some reason it keeps getting disabled on reboot

Chris

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Christopher Marlow
On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 20:12 -0500, Christopher Marlow wrote:

> Heres another piece of info for you...... im having to run xset +dpms
> to enable dpms for some reason it keeps getting disabled on reboot
>
> Chris
>

I don't know how to do this but I wonder if theres a way I can make a
script to run at start up that will automatically in the terminal run
the xset +dpms and then tell xset to turn the screen off after 20
min... It would prob have to be 2 scripts that I would have to set up
to run when I log in .

Chris

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rhkramer
On Saturday, June 15, 2019 09:19:41 PM Christopher Marlow wrote:

> On Sat, 2019-06-15 at 20:12 -0500, Christopher Marlow wrote:
> > Heres another piece of info for you...... im having to run xset +dpms
> > to enable dpms for some reason it keeps getting disabled on reboot
> >
> > Chris
>
> I don't know how to do this but I wonder if theres a way I can make a
> script to run at start up that will automatically in the terminal run
> the xset +dpms and then tell xset to turn the screen off after 20
> min... It would prob have to be 2 scripts that I would have to set up
> to run when I log in .

Yes there is, but (1) I can't remember the name of the file that I'm trying to
think of, and (2) I need to know what version of Debian you are using -- I
think I remember that you just recently installed it, thus it is presumably a
new version -- if it's anything newer than Wheezy, then I think it uses
systemd for startup and I know little to nothing about that -- someone else
will have to chime in.

I have two thoughts:

   * one is to search the appropriate file(s) that run at startup and see if
one of them includes a command like xset -dpms

   * the other is to find the right systemd file (or directory) to include a
command like you suggest (i.e., xset +dpms to run at the right time during
startup

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Christopher Marlow


On Sat, Jun 15, 2019, at 9:06 PM, [hidden email] wrote:
 

> I have two thoughts:
>
>    * one is to search the appropriate file(s) that run at startup and see if
> one of them includes a command like xset -dpms
>
>    * the other is to find the right systemd file (or directory) to include a
> command like you suggest (i.e., xset +dpms to run at the right time during
> startup
>
>

I am running Deb 9.

Chris

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Re: Screensaver issues

rhkramer
On Sunday, June 16, 2019 01:13:21 AM CHRISTOPHER MARLOW wrote:

> On Sat, Jun 15, 2019, at 9:06 PM, [hidden email] wrote:
> > I have two thoughts:
> >    * one is to search the appropriate file(s) that run at startup and see
> >    if
> >
> > one of them includes a command like xset -dpms
> >
> >    * the other is to find the right systemd file (or directory) to
> >    include a
> >
> > command like you suggest (i.e., xset +dpms to run at the right time
> > during startup
>
> I am running Deb 9.

Ok -- I am about 99% certain that Debian 9 uses systemd, and, in the words of
Seargent Schulz (a TV character on Hogan's Heros (a show that was long before
my time ;-), "I know nothing".

I hope someone else will chime in and offer some more help!