DPMS by other means?

Alan Cox alan at lxorguk.ukuu.org.uk
Mon May 28 10:12:04 PDT 2012

On Mon, 28 May 2012 09:59:46 -0400
Tom Horsley <horsley1953 at gmail.com> wrote:

> The Samsung TV I use as a monitor does not support DPMS,
> but it can (naturally) be controlled by an IR remote.
> Is there any way to get hooks into the power management
> so I can grab control of a DPMS off and actually send
> an IR command to turn off the TV and vice-versa?
> (Obviously this depends on having a way to send IR
> commands, which I indeed do have).

If you are running a Desktop like Gnome then it broadcasts dbus messages
for DPMS type events so you can probably hook into those in application
space and provide an infrared control app or I guess even X-10 to turn
it off at the wall 8)


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