Screen doesn't dim in 2008.8 release

W.Kenworthy billk at
Tue Aug 12 03:26:20 CEST 2008

A few are seeing it - I raised a bug about it:

Can you please add your details to it.

Temporary fix is to turn off suspending.


On Mon, 2008-08-11 at 17:01 -0700, Nathan Kinkade wrote:
> I don't see any other posts about the screen not automatically dimming
> and then blanking in 2008.8 release.  Is anyone else experiencing
> this?  In the settings I can set the brightness between "low",
> "medium" and "high", but it seems like the screen should automatically
> dim and then blank after a short period of inactivity, but mine isn't
> doing that.
> Related to this, I played around a little with xset:
> # xset -display :0 s blank  <-- No effect
> # xset -display :0 s activate <-- Suspends the device.
> I have no idea why xset would suspend the device.  Is there something
> I don't know about how suspend works on the Freerunner?  Anyone have
> any input how to get the screen to dim and then blank all by itself
> with inactivity, but not going into suspend?
> Thanks,
> Nathan
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