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Re: [vox-tech] Laptop Going to Sleep In Console Mode
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Re: [vox-tech] Laptop Going to Sleep In Console Mode



you can usually turn options like this on and off in bios.

pete


On Wed 03 Dec 03,  8:32 AM, Daniel Hurt <dwhurt@ucdavis.edu> said:
> Greetings,
> 
> I have a Dell Inspiron 2600 Laptop and I recently noticed a feature that is
> quite annoying and cannot figure out how to turn it off.  When working in
> the console, about every 5 minutes or so, the console will go to sleep.  The
> only way to wake the display back up is to switch to tty7 where the
> X-Windows session is running and then switch back to the terminal that I was
> working on.  It seems to me that the computer does not recognize that the
> keyboard is being used and so sleeps the monitor to conserve power, but this
> happens even when the laptop is running on AC power.  Also, it seems that if
> I am switching between consoles (tty1 - tty6) it does not go into sleep
> mode.  Once it is in sleep mode, however, only switching to tty7 will wake
> the screen back up.
> 
> I was wondering if anyone knows of a solution to this problem or a feature
> that I can disable.  I work most of the time in the console, and so it is
> really quite frustrating to have to have the screen blank out on oneself
> every 5-10 minutes.
> 
> 
> Thanks in Advance,
> 
> Dan Hurt
> 
> System Specs:
> Gentoo Linux
> 2.6.0 Kernel
> Possibly Relevant Kernel Options Enabled:
> - ACPI Support Enabled
> 	- AC Adapter
> 	- Battery
> 	- Button
> 	- Fan
> 	- Processor
> 	- Thermal Zone
> 	- Relaxed AML
> 	- Power Management Timer Support

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