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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



Most likely an apm feature that was activated.

Do you use KDE or Gnome?
The place to look would be in /etc, on Red Hat it is located in 
/etc/sysconfig/apmd and /etc/sysconfig/apm-scripts/

If you use KDE you can reset this behavior in Control Center - Power Control - 
Display Power Control.  I assume you may have activated this and not known 
the consequences.  Read the apmd file referenced above and the apmscript file 
found in apm-scripts directory... or something like it as I am not that 
familiar with gentoo filesystem structure.  


> 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.

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