[SHR-unstable] "settings -> power -> auto-dimming" or "who's responsible for blanking?"

Thomas Franck thomas.franck at gmx.com
Wed Feb 25 10:17:04 CET 2009


I did an update/upgrade last night ~20:00CET and among other things the
shr-settings got updated.. you guys keep adding things - thank you. :)

I've been playing with it a bit and at first I noticed that the "Power
Settings" (the module for "Auto-Dimming" and "Auto-Suspend") does not
re-show once I moved a switch.. had to restart to make it show again
(not sure if xserver restart would have been sufficient - didn't try)
today it is displayed every time I try.. weird.. :P

However, except for auto-suspend:off the settings I make do not have any
effect.. I have auto-dimming:off and it still goes blank after 30secs..
whatever timeouts I set.. it still blanks after 30secs.. (does not
suspend, though.. :))

Now.. if I use the illume wrench to set the "display -> power -> Blank
Time" to off then the shr-settings "auto-dimming" works. Though, even
with "auto-suspend:off", it will suspend if "auto-dimming:on" and the
timout is set to >0.

Sooo.. my experiences in short: if you want to use the shr-settings,
make sure to disable the illume power settings.

Ooops.. just now while fiddling.. the "Power Settings" moduledisappeared
again.. restarting the xserver sorted it (like usual ;))

Hope someone finds it useful.

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