[K12OSN] Screensaver crashes screen with IBM Netvista thin clients
rgibson57 at earthlink.net
Fri Oct 3 15:36:58 UTC 2008
Can you allocate more ram to the video in the bios?
Almquist Burke wrote:
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> Sounds like a screensaver or video driver issue. I'd make sure you
> have the screensaver disabled, use DPMS if you want to save power.
> There used to be options for standby, suspend, and turning off in the
> LTSP 4 lts.conf file. I'm not sure if they are there anymore in 5, I
> haven't had to adjust mine yet! In LTSP 5 we might just be using the
> settings in the GNOME/KDE display managers. If I were you, I'd disable
> standby and suspend, IMHO, just sent the off time to something
> reasonable like 15 mins. I've always found DPMS off to be the most
> reliably implemented in all different hardware, though power
> management is less of a problem with hardware than it used to be.
> Google lts.conf and DPMS and you'll get some good information.
> You might try these lines in your lts.conf file:
> X_DPMS = Y
> X_DPMS_STANDBYTIME = 0
> X_DPMS_SUSPENDTIME = 0
> X_DPMS_OFFTIME = 15
> On Oct 2, 2008, at 12:56 PM, Tom Wolfe wrote:
>> When our IBM Netvista p3 thin clients are unused for some time -- 5
>> mins or so -- the screen will go black. When you hit the space bar or
>> move the mouse the most you get it a pointer arrow, which moves with
>> the mouse. The rest of the screen remains black. The only way to
>> recover is CTRL-SHIFT-BACKSPACE.
>> Any suggestions on how to solve this would be appreciated.
>> Tom Wolfe
>> Tom Wolfe, Technology Coordinator twolfe at sawback.com
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