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Re: [kde] screen energy saving stopped




On Wednesday, July 20, 2016 11:34:17 PM Duncan wrote:
> Jerome Yuzyk posted on Wed, 20 Jul 2016 11:30:07 -0600 as excerpted:
> 
> > On Tuesday, July 19, 2016 03:06:53 PM Duncan wrote:
> >> Marcelo Magno T. Sales posted on Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:22:32 -0300 as
> >> excerpted:
> >> 
> >> > I'm facing the same problem in Kubuntu 14.04 with KDE 4.14.13, the
> >> screen
> >> > saver and energy saving both stopped working a few weeks ago. I can
> >> still
> >> > turn off the monitors manually, using xset dpms force off. I can also
> >> start
> >> > the screen saver manually, but neither one work automatically
> >> > anymore. Tried:
> >> > 
> >> > xset s on xset +dpms xset dpms 0 0 3600
> >> > 
> >> > No luck. Eventually the screen saver and energy saving start working
> >> > automatically again out of nothing, but soon they stop working again.
> >> > If you find a solution, please post here.
> >> 
> >> You're better than I'm seeing here...
> > 
> > Well, just as mysteriously as it started, it stopped and back to normal
> > again. I did nothing special except turn the monitor off before heading
> > off to bed, and the next day after turning it back on all was good and
> > continues to be.
> 
> I hate that sort of bug.  Because since "it fixed itself" I've no way to 
> know what was wrong and whether I have to worry about it happening again, 
> or what to try to do if it does.
> 
> But as they say, don't look a gift horse in the mouth.  If it's working 
> now...

I did not "remember completely". One thing I tried was resetting by disabling and re-enabling, and that could very well have been the solution. That would have re-written something. Part and parcel I suspect of being behind in the upgrade path, as there are other regular oddities to which I've grown accustomed.
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