Bug 11804 - Power saver failed on SVGA
Summary: Power saver failed on SVGA
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Preston Brown
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Reported: 2000-05-31 18:35 UTC by tommasi
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-07-07 12:19:17 UTC
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Description tommasi 2000-05-31 18:35:11 UTC
The power saver feature doesn''t work.

XF86config contains Option "Power_saver" in the device section
I have tried to force the power saver mode using xset without any success
It works under windows.

My server : SVGA  (xrage.rpm (XFCom_Rage128) )
My video card : ati rage 128
My monitor : Sony 210ES

Comment 1 tommasi 2000-07-07 12:19:17 UTC
It seems that the driver in Suse's package for XSVGA includes dpms features.
Unofrtunately the packages is not RedHat compliant (keyboard and so on...)
I suppose there is a way to solve this if one can recompile the driver with the
good options

Comment 2 Preston Brown 2000-09-11 18:00:59 UTC
we do include DPMS support, the power_saver option isn't for all cards.  You can
either set up DPMS with the xset command, or via the BlankTime, StandbyTime, and
SuspendTime Options for XF86Config.

Comment 3 tommasi 2000-09-13 11:11:39 UTC
I didn't succeed in setting up dpms features.
The xset +dpms or xset dpms force standby     commands do nothing 
I suppose something is wrong either in my XF86Config file or in the server

I join some pieces of my config file:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "ATI|Rage 128 RF"
    Option "power_saver"

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "svga"
    Device      "ATI|Rage 128 RF"
    Monitor     "Sony CPD-210GS/210EST/T9"
    BlankTime 5
    SuspendTime  15
    StandbyTime 10
    OffTime 30
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1152x864"
        ViewPort    0 0

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