Yes, I’m on KDE4.
Yes I’ve been to Personal Settings, Advanced, Power Management. I have not changed anything.
Under General Settings:
It has a tick against Let PowerDevil manage screen powersaving.
It has a tick against DPMS support (I seem to remember that is something to do with monitor power?)
Status has a tick.
I had the same issue with my installation of 11.1. Check to make sure that the screen saver is not activated. Mine was but it was just going to a black screen and not an actual saver. Once I turned off the screen saver, my monitor would power off.
I am having a similar problem. I have 11.1 installed with KDE upgraded to KDE 4.2 beta2. Before the upgrade, my monitor would suspend even with the screen saver activated. Now, the screen won’t suspend.
I have two ways of power savings in my Personal Settings…
…Display>Power Control>Suspend, Standby
or, …Advanced>Power Management>Let Power Devil manage screen saving…
Which one doe I use? Power Control, or Power Devil?
And according to this thread. I can have a screen saver OR, a monitor that suspends, but NOT BOTH.
Huh? I normally have screen saver come on at 10 minutes. Then monitor suspend at 30 minutes. It works in XP and it did work in suse 11.1.
Am I doing something wrong or did I break it with KDE 4.2 beta2?
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I think it is necessary. I am on open SUSE 12.1 and was having the same problem as described.
My monitor would go black, but it would never go to standby even thought the option was enabled. However, if I disabled the screen saver, the monitor would got to standby. There was some sort of conflict here.
I was able to resolve the issue, in other words, the monitor will now go on stanby even when the screen saver is enabled.
To do this I switched to the KDE factory repositories and restarted my computer.