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Newer page: version 3 Last edited on Wednesday, March 10, 2004 7:37:13 am by JoeFlint
Older page: version 1 Last edited on Tuesday, July 15, 2003 11:32:02 am by JohnMcPherson Revert
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 Allows a monitor to change its power usage state to Standby, Suspend, and Off. 
 If you have a new enough monitor, you can use the xset(1) command to change the default timeouts. 
-''Note - you might need to explicitly add the line 
+''Make sure you have the line 
  Option "DPMS" "1" 
-to your /etc/X11/XF86Config file, in the Monitor section'' 
+in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file, in the Monitor section'' 
  $ xset q 
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  $ xset +dpms 
  $ xset dpms 300 600 900 
 "xset q" shows the current status. (It says disabled). "xset +dpms" enables dpms. The last command says "go into Standby mode after 300 seconds without user input, Suspend mode after 600 seconds, and Off after 900 seconds". 
+If you want your moniter to turn off right now (eg: You don't want it glowing at you while you're trying to sleep) try  
+ xset dpms force off