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Turn off monitor when system is idle

Posted: Sun May 30, 2010 8:09 am
by rameshkarthik

I want screen saver to come after the monitor is idle for 5 minutes and I want to turn off the monitor after it is idle for 10 minutes. The screen saver is properly getting activated after 5 minutes of idle time. Bur the monitor is not turned off even after 10 monitor.

NOTE: I don't want to use blank screen saver.

Attached below is my screen saver and power management setting.
ScreenSaver Settings
ScreenSaver Settings
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PowerMgmt Settings
PowerMgmt Settings
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Is there any way of achieving the same using terminal? If so, Could you please let me know how to achieve it?

Re: Turn off monitor when system is idle

Posted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:41 am
by Intangir
im having the same problem
on 2 machines
1 has 2 lcds
and 1 is a 1 monitor crt

all three of them activate blank screen screensaver no problem like they are supposed to

but NONE of them are turning off the monitor(s)

the setting is on.. it just doesnt seem to be using it
both are fully updated now