|Summary:||When switching VT (e.g. to gdm), monitor never turns off|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Reid Rivenburgh <rivenburgh>|
|Component:||xorg-x11-drv-nv||Assignee:||Adam Jackson <ajax>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2009-07-14 17:44:24 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Reid Rivenburgh 2008-06-23 18:30:56 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.9) Gecko/2008052906 Firefox/3.0 Description of problem: I run a setup at home where I'm always logged in and use gdmflexiserver to switch to the gdm greeter when I step away from the computer. I also have a process running that will do the same if I've been idle for a period of time, in case I forget. I would like the monitor to turn off after a short time at the gdm greeter display; there's no need to keep it on for long. The problem is that when I use gdmflexiserver to go to the gdm greeter, I have to hit a key or move the mouse in order for DPMS to function. If I don't do that, the monitor never turns off. This is a problem when I'm not there and gdmflexiserver was run automatically. My guess is that the gdm display has its own idea of the monitor state; its display has been idle for a long time, so it never hits the DPMS threshold for turning off the monitor. Moving the mouse resets that counter back to zero, so it gets a fresh start. If I'm correct, maybe a VT change should reset such counters on the destination display. I have no idea if I'm correct, of course.... I don't know of any scriptable way to workaround this (which I could run as part of my idle-checking process). It'd be nice if "xset dpms force off" worked, but I haven't been successful with that. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): xorg-x11-server-Xorg-184.108.40.2062-3.20080612.fc9.x86_64 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1.From gdm greeter, login. 2.Wait awhile. 3.Run gdmflexiserver to return to gdm greeter. Actual Results: Monitor never turns off. Expected Results: Monitor should turn off after awhile without me having to move the mouse or press a key. Additional info:
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-06-23 21:54:51 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. We have reviewed the information you have provided above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful in our diagnosis of this issue. Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below. We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information. Thanks in advance.
Comment 3 Reid Rivenburgh 2008-06-24 01:16:09 UTC
Created attachment 310094 [details] Xorg.0.log Log for display 0, which I hope is enough.
Comment 4 Reid Rivenburgh 2008-06-24 01:18:37 UTC
I've attached the requested files. If it helps you or anyone reading this, here is my script for running gdmflexiserver and turning off the monitor. It's crude and overkill, but it seems to work (but note I'm using sudo to access the xauth files). There has to be a better way.... #!/bin/bash gdmflexiserver sleep 10 # Try all combinations of gdm xauth files and DISPLAYs. Overkill, but # works.... for file in $( ls /var/run/gdm ); do for (( i=0; i<10; i++ )); do sudo XAUTHORITY=/var/run/gdm/$file xset -display :$i dpms force off done done
Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 01:44:43 UTC
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 17:44:24 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug. If you can reproduce this bug against a currently maintained version of Fedora please feel free to reopen this bug against that version. Thank you for reporting this bug and we are sorry it could not be fixed.