Screen doesn't dim in 2008.8 release

Steven ** montgoss at
Tue Aug 12 03:24:49 CEST 2008

Maybe not the best route, but the settings app has this option.  To get it, do:
opkg install illume-config

This does other stuff (something with a keyboard toggle, I believe),
but also adds a small wrench in the top left.  Clicking that will
launch the config app.  The setting you want is under Power.


On Mon, Aug 11, 2008 at 7:01 PM, Nathan Kinkade <nath at> 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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