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Offline r0r0b0t

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Specific Power Settings help
« on: April 24, 2020, 07:57:02 am »

I am wondering if it is possible to get the settings I need in Power Manager, as I have been unsuccessful so far.
We have 5 Peppermint machines in a dealership showroom, for the salespeople.
I need the screen to go blank after 5 minutes, lock, then sleep after 30 min.

I have been successful in getting the 5 min blank/lock, but once a peripheral moves, the screen comes on and stays on until someone logs in.

Current settings:
Display :
Blank after 5 min
Put to sleep after: 30 min

Suspend: Never

Automatically lock the session:  When the screensaver is Activated
"Delay locking...":  1s
Uncheck box:  "Lock screen when system going for sleep"

This locks it after 5 min, but it never goes blank.

On two of the machines, xfce is actually causing lock-ups and blank screen issues that have been mentioned before here:,8615.msg88413.html#msg88413
But it doesn't seem there is a solution for that. So I might just nuke them and start over.

Would someone be so kind as to help me accomplish this screen power manipulation, or to point me to a better power manager?
« Last Edit: April 24, 2020, 12:23:30 pm by r0r0b0t »

Offline lliam53

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Re: Specific Power Settings help
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2020, 01:23:07 am »
Hey r0r0b0t,
I too would appreciate some guidence on power management settings as I have had real problems which may [or may not] have been caused by power management. I refer to 'New Users' post 'session failure after suspend' which I posted a couple of weeks ago. Since this experience I have been loathed to put in any power settings at all. Your observation about peripherals causing wake up I have also tried adressing without much success [now posted seperately as Wake up Permissions'], it would be good if we could determine just which devices [perphs or systems, LAN] are allowed to 'wake' the system, lets say only the 'start' button on the machine or maybe the keyboard, but not the mouse.
I am replying to your post in the hope more reactions may be forthcoming.     llam
« Last Edit: May 21, 2020, 01:28:14 am by lliam53 »