How can I stop the **** screen going into standby every ten minutes or so, and yes I have all settings in the ‘display’ & also ‘power management’ areas of system settings set correctly ie. screensaver disabled, dim display after… disabled, turn off display after… disabled.
It’s really annoying. Has anyone else got this happening (12.2)?
Well, a simple way to ‘practically’ disabling screen going off, is to enable ‘Dim Display’ and ‘Screen Energy Saving’ in ‘Power Management’, and set their values to something really big, like 360 minutes for example.
Add the setting DPMS-dependent=false at the bottom to any other existing entries which will be based on your screen saver settings. This setting can apparently only be added manually as shown in this example. Log out and back into KDE for the setting to take effect immediately.
Have you made sure you are now completely up-to-date with openSUSE 12.2? There were a zillion updates after the original installation, including those from Packman cause I always add them at first as well. If you don’t know how, just ask and I will give the details of how I do it using YaST.
I have fully updated my system using Apper + YaST, (I started a thread about this nuisance “dual method/s”), so yes i should have everything up to date, I think this is yet another KDE bug, I have now tried enabling the ‘turn off display’ opton but have set it to 360 mins, maybe that will fix this minor but annoying bug.
Caffeine is a status bar application able to temporarily prevent the activation of both the screensaver and the “sleep” power saving modes and is intended for use with Gnome and can be installed using YaST. OR, its the main ingredient in Coffee I live for and which causes you to think the blanking problem is more severe than perhaps it really is.