[SDBUG] Re: Monitor dimming

Matthew Seaman m.seaman at infracaninophile.co.uk
Wed Jul 2 02:34:12 PDT 2003

On Tue, Jul 01, 2003 at 10:17:49PM -0400, Peter Leftwich wrote:
> On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> I just looked at my /var/log/XFree86.0.log file and it somehow knows how to
> find my /etc/XF86Config file.  Should I move it to the path you provide?

If you want -- it's entirely up to you.  X has an impressively long
list of places and variant filenames where it will search for the
XF86Config file: so much so that you should take some care about where
you leave copies lying around.  I believe that /etc/X11/XF86Config is
the preferred, if you like, "standard" location under FreeBSD.
> >     Section "ServerFlags"
> >             Option       "BlankTime" "10"
> >             Option       "StandbyTime" "20"
> >             Option       "SuspendTime" "30"
> >             Option       "OffTime" "30"
> >     EndSection
> > XF86Config(5) has the details.
> None of these "ServerFlags" are mentioned in my XF86Config file.  Is the
> blanking, standing by and suspending controlled by the "ati" driver in my
> case, do you think?  Or is there a default of some sort that is "compiled"
> into the X server binary??

There's lots of stuff that might go into XF86Config which isn't
mentioned in the automatically generated config file, produced by
'XFree86 -configure'. In this case, these options will be applicable
if your monitor supports DPMS, irrespective of the make of your video
card.  Most monitors do, now-a-days.



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