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    Default 11.4 operating issue

    I just installed a fresh copy of 11.4, but about every 10 minutes my screen goes black then the monitor goes to standby. I don't have this problem with windows so im sure its the os. Can anyone offer any help?
    I have a Nvidia 9600GSO

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    Default Re: 11.4 operating issue

    On 06/09/2011 06:36 PM, vashcouk wrote:
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    > I just installed a fresh copy of 11.4, but about every 10 minutes my
    > screen goes black then the monitor goes to standby. I don't have this
    > problem with windows so im sure its the os. Can anyone offer any help?
    > I have a Nvidia 9600GSO


    welcome new poster!

    sounds like the screen saver is set to kick in as "blank screen" after
    ten minutes of inactivity...i believe that is the default install of
    KDE4 (when asking for help you should always indicate the desktop
    environment, because answers change, this is for KDE:

    go Configure Desktop > Hardware > Display & Monitor > Screen Saver and
    adjust (or disable) as desired...

    by the way, i highly recommend you not select the "Random" screen saver
    (because, eventually it _will_ find a random saver which interacts badly
    with something on your machine)

    and, there are other settings which _may_ cause your monitor to go to
    standby, in the Configure Desktop > Hardware > Power Management..

    and, depending on your machines BIOS there may even be some power
    savings features there..

    welcome to openSUSE--Have a lot of fun!!

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    Default Re: 11.4 operating issue

    Ok: I don't really know what desktop you use KDE or Gnome, So I will assume KDE. Either way you are looking for the Power Management settings, 10 minutes is about what the defaults are set at. Go to the start menu and look for the "Configure Desktop" from there the open window will be labeled "Personal Settings" about 4 rows down under the Hardware section you will find an Icon labeled Power Management, this opens the power settings. Under KDE's Power Management you will find something called Power Profiles these control the system power functions. Chose the profile that fits your needs in the global section and make it your default, Or you can edit or even make a new one to suit your needs under Power Profiles.

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    Default Re: 11.4 operating issue

    Ok sorry. I am using KDE, but when this happens i lose all control of my pc. a remote viewer using teamviewer sais that when this happens he looses connection as well.

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    Default Re: 11.4 operating issue

    On 06/09/2011 08:36 PM, vashcouk wrote:
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    > Ok sorry. I am using KDE, but when this happens i lose all control of my
    > pc. a remote viewer using teamviewer sais that when this happens he
    > looses connection as well.


    well now i am all confused....because there is a BIG difference between
    "screen goes black then the monitor goes to standby" and "i lose all
    control"... so, are you saying that you boot up and then in about 10
    minutes the screen goes black, the monitor goes to standby and since you
    have no control, you (what?) reboot?

    but, then what does it mean when you say this happens "about every 10
    minutes"? are you say that it black, you have no control but then
    without doing anything, it comes back to life and you have control for
    about 10 more minutes and then it happens all again?

    and, tell me about this remote viewer...using "teamviewer"...i'm not
    familiar with it...is that a Linux program you installed from an
    openSUSE repo, or what?

    wait! googled it and find "you can remotely control any computer as if
    you were sitting right in front of it" <http://www.teamviewer.com> so i
    also need to know what the heck this "remote viewer" may be doing to
    "control" your computer...

    finally, you need to tell us if you have changed both the power
    management and screen saver so we know for sure that that is not the
    'problem'..

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    Default Re: 11.4 operating issue

    You're dual booting Windows and Windows doesn't have this problem? TeamViewer needs to reconnect a session?
    Have you looked for error messages in /var/log/messages, /var/log/warn

    What do you mean by a fresh install? Did you install or upgrade, use the DVD or LiveCD? Where you running anything besides TeamViewer?
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