what switches my screens off ? [SOLVED]

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what switches my screens off ? [SOLVED]

Postby amnesix » 09 Mar 2019 13:11

Hi there !

I have a strange problem (SolydX 9 201902).

A few weeks ago (so before SolydX 9 201902, I run the version from 201807), my machine went bonkers. Everytime my screens went off (typically after 15 minutes), by waking, ma machine froze. The music I was playing would into broken record mode, playing forever the same notes, my keyboard could not do anything, my mouse could not click ... frozen. Only the reset button or the power button were the way out.

First, it happened not often. And then more. And more.

First, I decided to reinstall the system, but the preferences remained (I have a separate /home partition).

No amelioration.

Then I installed the new version (solydX 9 201902).

No more amelioration.

Then I reformatted the whole hard disk, in case of ... well, in case of.

No amelioration.

Then I uninstalled the power manager.

And, surprise, after about 15 minutes, my screens go both off !!!

Hence my question : what switches my screens ?

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Re: what switches my screens off ?

Postby wildman » 10 Mar 2019 16:45

Hence my question : what switches my screens ?
Take a look at your screensaver settings and the Power Manager settings.
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Re: what switches my screens off ?

Postby amnesix » 10 Mar 2019 21:23

I have no powermanager (uninstalled), or a screensaver. Hence the question ...

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Re: what switches my screens off ?

Postby wildman » 11 Mar 2019 04:37

amnesix wrote:
10 Mar 2019 21:23
I have no powermanager (uninstalled), or a screensaver. Hence the question ...
In that case I am at a loss. AFAIK the only thing left is the BIOS.
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Re: what switches my screens off ?

Postby amnesix » 12 Mar 2019 14:10

I 've had this machine for more than 8 years, and didn't change the BIOS all this time, so I didn't.

But I did reinstall the Power Manager, and this solved the problem. I had uninstalled the PM wit the «complete Removal» option.

I guess the source of the problem was an option of the PM that I had changed, and I suspect that change was «wrongly» registered by the system, because I couldn't see any change by the PM, whatever I tried through the GUI. I even tried to modify the PM through the «Settings editor», to no avail.

Anyway, problem solved, thank for your help !


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