Screensaver disabled, screen still blanks

Ron Siven r.siven at
Thu Jun 21 21:23:10 UTC 2007

On Thursday 21 June 2007 3:31:39 pm Eric wrote:
> At 03:47 PM 6/21/2007, alan wrote:
>  >> Preferences->More Preferences->Power Management
> Good afternoon, Alan.
> I don't have anything like that, either in KDE or Gnome, in FC5 or F7.
> In F7 the closest thing I have is:
> Settings->Power Control->Laptop Battery
> ... which just seems to apply if I'm running a laptop (I'm not), and anyway
> there isn't anything there that does power control.  I click on the "Power
> Control" tab and I get: "Your computer seems to have a partial ACPI
> installation,  ACPI was probably enabled, but some of the sub-options were
> not - you need to enable at least 'AC Adapter' and 'Control Method Battery'
> and then rebuild your kernel.".
> I'm running the stock 2.6.21-.3228.fc7 kernel.
> In FC5 / KDE I can find nothing at all that looks like it has anything to
> do with power control (this is also on a desktop machine, not laptop, with
> kernel 2.6.17-1.2157_FC5).
> If you have Preferences->More Preferences->Power Management on yours, could
> you please right click on it and let me know what application it calls up
> (presumably in /sbin or /usr/sbin)?  Then I can try calling it up from the
> command line (if I have it).

In KDE, have you tried:
Configure Desktop > Display > Power Control tab
- unselect Enable Display Power Management

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