configuring dpms

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Fri Oct 27 18:34:28 PDT 2006

On 10/27/06, Louis E Garcia II <louisg00 at> wrote:
> I'm on fc6 laptop with 945gm video. The default display off time is 20
> min. I would like to change that to 5 min. I added Option  "OffTime" "5"
> under ServerFlags section of xorg.conf like the man page said but didn't
> work. The only thing that worked is xset dpms 0 0 300. Is their a system
> wide way of doing this? I guess I can put xset command in rc.local but
> xorg.conf should be the way to go.

Your desktop environment (Gnome, KDE, etc.) may be overriding your
config settings.  Most environments provide a way to set the DPMS


> -Louis

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