Running openSuSE 11.3 w/ a KDE 4.x desktop.
Every time I’m using KTorrent, when I come back into the office and “wake” the monitor, I find KTorrent has crashed and I have to restart it.
So I’m guessing that KTorrent is crashing either when my monitor goes to sleep mode or when I’m waking it up.
I’ve tried changing some settings but when the system is running, I cannot seem to access the monitor control panel.
Pressing the menu button on the side of the monitor does not bring up the monitor menu.
There used to be an easily noiticed “Desktop Settings” in KDE 3 but I’m not finding the equivalent in KDE 4.
I’m sure it’s there but where?
Any ideas how to keep this Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 19" CRT from going into sleep mode?
On 07/28/2011 05:16 PM, SomeSuSEUser wrote:
> Any ideas how to keep this Samsung SyncMaster 997DF 19" CRT from going
> into sleep mode?
sounds like a power savings setting to me, go Menu > Configure Desktop -
Personal Settings > Hardware > Power Management > Power Profiles and
adjust screen energy settings…
also, go Menu > Configure Desktop - Personal Settings > Hardware >
Display and Monitor > Screen Saver and set it as desired…my
recommendation is to NOT select “Random” because it is my experience
that there is a high likelyhood that at least one random module will
find something in your video chain it doesn’t like and will go crazy.
(freeze, hog the system and kill other apps, reboot, go crazy, etc)
do as you wish, but i think the ‘best’ way to save energy, extend
equipment life and minimize adverse interaction is to turn screen saver
off, turn off screen power management and when you are gonna walk away
from the machine for a while (hour or more) but want/need to leave the
system running, just use the monitor’s power button…
and, when you come back just turn the power back on it the screen should
be ‘awake’ and undimmed…
HINT: while looking at the power management you might notice that
someone has adjusted so that the computer itself shuts down, goes to
sleep or something after some timed period of disuse…
and, there are other things which might be getting in your way, like:
maybe the office internet is turned off, ‘recycled’ or otherwise
interrupted…maybe there is a proxy or metering system in the line(?)
maybe your system’s cron jobs (probably default set to run at 1 AM
local time) causes the torrent crash
and, there are probably others…talk with the office’s system administrator
" I doubt that a sleeping monitor (or even a monitor switched off and removed from the system) will let an application crash. Is the monitor connected using a VGA cable? "
Yes it’s the common 15pin HD video cable connection as it’s an analog dinosaur.
Understand about the doubt. I was just guessing as it seemed to be a common denominator that I was finding it crashed when I woke the monitor up.
Ah HA! There it is... I knew that desktop configuration option had to be there somewhere. Configure Desktop, at the bottom of the list under "Applications" in the kickoff menu. Just too stupid to scroll down so I had not found it yet...all reset now and it should not sleep on me now. We'll see...
Another GREAT tip. I DO have it set to randomize and this could be the resolution to a great many issues that I’ve had off and on since installing 11.3 back in January… It’s done all those things, locks up requiring a very M$ like hard reset, screen goes black, random apps just crash from time to time, system suddenly stops responding, no mouse, no keyboard, etc…
That’s ME! I do exactly that anyway, even though the silly thing will go to sleep on it’s own after I’ve walked away. I figure it saves even more energy for me to turn it off than to just let it sleep.
Ah… I see that the way I phrased my comments led to a wrong idea. I AM the office administrator…lol. The “office” is an extra bedroom in our house that I’ve commandeered for computer and hi-fi geekery… <wink>
Thanks for the push on this. Will let you know how it goes in a couple of days.
LOL and look at me figure out how to break up the “reply quote” into sections. LOL I’m pretty proud of that… but then I’m easily entertained…
Looks like you’ve had good advice provided already SomeSuSEUser, especially regarding the screen saver. If you find that your monitor is still being, you might like to look at whether DPMS is still active:
xset q |grep DPMS
This is often enabled by default, and I’m not sure if KDE4 can disable it via System Settings yet. Anyway, if it is a problem this can be disabled with
xset s noblank -dpms
If you want to make it permanent, add to to a script that gets executed on KDE startup.
On 07/29/2011 06:36 AM, SomeSuSEUser wrote:
> Thanks for the push on this. Will let you know how it goes in a couple
> of days.
sure hope it works for you…because, if what i gave you so far doesn’t
fix the problem…then, i’m probably out of ideas on easy stuff…but
post if you still find the dead torrent (like hcvv i’m not at all sure
the monitor has any impact on the torrent…but, you said so, so i
gave you the how to keep the monitor awake speech)