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    Regardless of how I set the power settings, the monitor is dimmed at ~ 5 minutes if the system is idle. How do I make it stay on indefinitely? Disabling the option or setting it to "never" has no effect.

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    On 2011-04-25 03:06, seekermeister wrote:
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    > Regardless of how I set the power settings, the monitor is dimmed at ~ 5
    > minutes if the system is idle. How do I make it stay on indefinitely?
    > Disabling the option or setting it to "never" has no effect.


    As this is the 64 bit hardware subforum, I fail to see how your problem
    relates to it, because you don't mention what type of hardware you have.

    Anyway, you don't say what openSUSE version you have, and what desktop you
    are using. That's important to try to help.

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    As well as the missing DE information, when you say dimmed do you mean dimmer or black/blank screen? If the latter, check that you haven't got a blank-screen saver set to activate after 4-5 mins.

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    robin_listas ,

    It is an x64 system, running Suse 11.4 x64 on KDE. If you feel that this question doesn't relate to the x64 forum, then tell me where it does, because as far as I could see, none of the other forums relate to this kind of question, whether x64 or x32.

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    Quote Originally Posted by consused View Post
    As well as the missing DE information, when you say dimmed do you mean dimmer or black/blank screen? If the latter, check that you haven't got a blank-screen saver set to activate after 4-5 mins.
    At the moment, I'm not in Suse, so will have to reboot to check. I have never set a screen saver, and don't know where to look for it, but I will nose around. Would the installation have set a screen saver by default?

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    Quote Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
    At the moment, I'm not in Suse, so will have to reboot to check. I have never set a screen saver, and don't know where to look for it, but I will nose around. Would the installation have set a screen saver by default?
    Yes a screen saver will be set
    Disable it

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    It now appears that this question is moot, because when I rebooted, I got a "disk read error", this is the second time that this has occurred in ~ a week. Last time I was able to fix it by doing an upgrade installation, but that didn't work this time.

    It may well have been something that I did wrong, because it said that there were dependency problem that I would have to fix myself, and when I clicked on the software configuration, it displayed a window offering only two solutions. The first was to uninstall what appeared to be the entire x64 installation of Suse, along with ~ 70 other packages, with a mixture of actions. The second was to not install the x64 distro. Neither of these made any sense to me, but I selected the second one. Right or wrong, it continued to display the disk read error.

    I was very hopeful about this distro, because I have had far less problems setting up the basic system, than I have had in the past, but I'm far too ignorant about Linux to try to deal with this kind of major problem on a regular basis, so I guess that I will wait for a future version to be released before I try it again.

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    On 04/25/2011 08:06 AM, seekermeister wrote:
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    > I'm far too ignorant about Linux to try to deal with this kind of major
    > problem on a regular basis, so I guess that I will wait for a future
    > version to be released before I try it again.


    and, if you are serious about using Linux, do some reading of how-tos,
    manuals, and documentation so when you try next you have given yourself
    a fair shot at being successful...

    if you want a list of recommended reading, just ask...until then, nose
    around here: doc.opensuse.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 04/25/2011 08:06 AM, seekermeister wrote:
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    > I'm far too ignorant about Linux to try to deal with this kind of major
    > problem on a regular basis, so I guess that I will wait for a future
    > version to be released before I try it again.


    and, if you are serious about using Linux, do some reading of how-tos,
    manuals, and documentation so when you try next you have given yourself
    a fair shot at being successful...

    if you want a list of recommended reading, just ask...until then, nose
    around here: doc.opensuse.org
    I appreciate your advise and offer, but while my interest in Linux doesn't seem to die, regardless of my many problems with it, I'm getting too old to go back to college, or spend endless hours groping my way through manuals just to get a distro to do what it should do straight out of the box.

    I would imagine that I could read your entire list of study material, and I still would not know how to deal with that disk read error. I did Google on it some, and from what I could tell, no one knows exactly what causes it, and I found no concensus about how to deal with it.

    If you believe otherwise, then instead of a reading list, you should have either stated the solution, or have provided a relevant quote. The lack of either of these leads me to believe that you don't have the answer, but I do imagine that you would find one, if you needed it yourself.

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    It now appears that this question is moot, because when I rebooted, I got a "disk read error", this is the second time that this has occurred in ~ a week. Last time I was able to fix it by doing an upgrade installation, but that didn't work this time.
    This could be the start of a disk failure, which has not yet become catastrophic, or it could be some kind of kernel bug. In any case, I would back up any important data before proceeding with finding any likely caise.
    If you believe otherwise, then instead of a reading list, you should have either stated the solution, or have provided a relevant quote. The lack of either of these leads me to believe that you don't have the answer, but I do imagine that you would find one, if you needed it yourself.
    Vague references to problems are not always enough to determine the exact cause of a problem, or its solution. So DenverD, myself,and others can only speculate as to the problem anyway. On that note, maybe you were referring to a grub 'disk read error' perhaps?

    http://www.uruk.org/orig-grub/errors.html
    Last edited by deano_ferrari; 25-Apr-2011 at 04:13.

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