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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2014, 05:19:05 pm »
I was thinking the same thing.  So the last time I did a re-install it was with a fresh ISO image the md5sum matched.  I then installed it using the dd method to a USB stick.  The installation to the laptop went perfectly and everything seems to work except the boot screen image and the power manager.  Just like the previous installation.  I know it is really weird.  All suggestions are welcome though.  I might get there by process of elimination.  It is really perplexing.
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #16 on: March 27, 2014, 06:03:26 pm »
You never answered mac's question about xscreensaver.

You have made sure it's disabled right ?
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2014, 06:50:41 pm »
Oh sorry, yes I have the screensaver disabled.  After an install it is one of the first things I do.  I've just checked again and its still disabled and there is a warning telling me that the, "XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running.....",  That is what I expected because I've commented it out in the autostart.
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #18 on: March 27, 2014, 07:48:43 pm »
Does:
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xset q
suggest DPMS is being disabled bu your autostart file .. or is it somehow being re-enabled ?

What I mean is .. is this actually a DPMS issue at all ?
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2014, 02:11:53 am »
Sorry I didn't reply immediately, it was late and my pit beckoned me. Mark, you know you may be on to something.  The DPMS is behaving in the manner I am asking.  It disables after 6 mins.
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DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 7200    Suspend: 7200    Off: 14400
  DPMS is Disabled
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As I have said before, most of the time it is fine.  Like right now, it is fine.  When it does start blanking, the output from DPMS remains the same as above.  While I'm playing videos or, actively using the screen, the screen stays on. I still trying to figure out the trigger.  It is more out of curiosity because other than this glitch, the machine seems to be functioning as you would expect.  Its really weird.
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2014, 09:42:04 am »
Can you run:
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sudo updatedb
then post the output from:
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locate autostart

as the output will be quite long, can you surround it with SPOILER tags .. TIA
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #21 on: March 28, 2014, 10:58:29 am »
Okay, after PCNetSpec's request, check this out . . .

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xset s 0 0
It's just temporary (session) but if it helps you can make it stick by adding the same command to your ~/.profile. 

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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #22 on: March 28, 2014, 11:36:49 am »
Thanks chaps, I've done that.  Now its fingers crossed and hopefully it works.   :)!!
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #23 on: March 28, 2014, 04:44:51 pm »
Can you run:
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sudo updatedb
then post the output from:
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locate autostart

as the output will be quite long, can you surround it with SPOILER tags .. TIA
I missed this post.  Here is the output you requested.  The suggestion mac provided seems to be hold.  At least my machine hasn't started blanking the screen ever 10 min.  So far its looking really good.
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andy@andy-AMILO-Li3710 ~ $ locate autostart
/etc/xdg/autostart
/etc/xdg/autostart/at-spi-dbus-bus.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/blueman.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/deja-dup-monitor.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/dpms-off.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/dpms-off.desktop~
/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-secrets.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/gnome-keyring-ssh.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/gsettings-data-convert.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/nautilus-autostart.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/print-applet.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio-kde.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/pulseaudio.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/update-notifier.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/user-dirs-update-gtk.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/xfce4-power-manager.desktop
/etc/xdg/autostart/zeitgeist-datahub.desktop
/etc/xdg/lxsession/Peppermint/autostart
/etc/xdg/lxsession/Peppermint/autostart~
/home/andy/.config/autostart
/home/andy/.config/autostart/Unstarted
/home/andy/.config/autostart/conky-autostart-5sec-delay.sh~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/conky-autostart-6sec-delay.sh
/home/andy/.config/autostart/conky-autostart.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/conky-autostart.desktop~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/docky.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/dropbox.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/gnome-keyring-gpg.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/shutter.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/spideroak-custom-autostart.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/spideroak-custom-autostart.desktop~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/terminator-autostart-25sec-delay.sh
/home/andy/.config/autostart/terminator-autostart.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/touchpad-pause.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/xfce4-power-manager.desktop
/home/andy/.config/autostart/xfce4-power-manager.desktop~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/Unstarted/conky-autostart-30sec-delay.sh~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/Unstarted/conky-autostart-5sec-delay.sh~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/Unstarted/conky-autostart-9sec-delay.sh~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/Unstarted/conky-autostart.desktop~
/home/andy/.config/autostart/Unstarted/spideroak-custom-autostart.desktop~
/home/andy/.config/lxsession/Peppermint/autostart
/home/andy/Desktop/conky-autostart-6sec-delay.sh
/home/andy/Downloads/Tarballs/164021-autostart.tar.gz
/usr/share/autostart
/usr/share/autostart/nepomukcontroller.desktop
/usr/share/autostart/nepomukserver.desktop
/usr/share/gdm/autostart
/usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow
/usr/share/gdm/autostart/LoginWindow/lxsession.desktop
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #24 on: March 28, 2014, 04:46:55 pm »
Thanks for using the Spoiler  ;)
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #25 on: March 28, 2014, 04:48:45 pm »
Well fingers crossed I may  not need to check that output .. please let us know one way or the other.
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #26 on: March 28, 2014, 05:15:40 pm »
Many thanks for all the help.  I will most certainly keep you all updated with the progress or, hopefully lack of it.  I'm going to leave the topic open for a couple of days but its looking good.  If this was the issue, it was an oddball, obscure one.  I'm almost disappointed  :(.  I was getting used to my possessed computer theory  ;D  The spoiler button is a really cool forum feature  8).  Many thanks again. 
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #27 on: March 28, 2014, 05:40:11 pm »
For my part, you're welcome.  Hope it continues to work for you.   :)
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #28 on: March 28, 2014, 06:04:09 pm »
I was getting used to my possessed computer theory  ;D
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Re: Screen refuses to stop blanking out.
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2014, 08:55:36 am »
I think we can call this one well and truly resolved.  Not a hint or a whisper of blanking out every 10mins.  It was a whacky one though.  Now Peppermint is just purring along as it should .  Many thanks for helping clear up this weirdness.  :)
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