[Debian-eeepc-devel] Problems with screen turning off

ketti kattlachan at gmail.com
Sun Jul 26 05:27:45 UTC 2009


I have had the same problem on my 901. I "fixed" it by putting 'xset s
off' in .xinitrc

On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Olof Johansson<olof at ethup.se> wrote:
> Hello
> Recently I have had problems with my 1000h, running sid, with the
> screen getting turned off while watching movies with mplayer. Normally
> this will happen after some time of inactivity and will turn on again
> when a key is pressed or on mouse activity. Now however, the screen
> remains turned off. The sound of the video is also turned off. It still
> reacts to pressing the power button once for a clean shutdown.
> I have reproduced this on both 2.6.26-1 (2.6.26-13) and 2.6.29-1
> (2.6.29-3). I have not been able to reproduce while not watching
> movies with mplayer. Is this a known problem, and is there a
> work-around? Or what logs can be interesting to attach?
> My guess is that, since it only happens when mplayer is running,
> mplayer tries to disable screensaver and other similar things (like
> turning off screen, but fails). Why this will make it impossible to
> start the screen, i don't know. Some one got any ideas?
> --
> Olof Johansson
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