make buildworld powers down system

doug at doug at
Sat Dec 3 07:59:49 UTC 2011

On Fri, 2 Dec 2011, Polytropon wrote:

> On Fri, 2 Dec 2011 03:28:09 -0500, Mehmet Erol Sanliturk wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 3:05 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2 Dec 2011 02:06:26 -0500 (EST), doug at wrote:
>>>> The screen does go into standby and I am not
>>>> sure what is controling that, nothing in KDE or Xorg that I set, perhaps
>>> a
>>>> sysctl setting but I did not see one in the acpi section.
>>> This might be a dafault option. You can override it in
>>> your /etc/X11/xorg.conf by setting
>>>        Option "DPMS" "false"
>>> in the section "Monitor" where you define the values
>>> for your monitor. I had a similar experience with an
>>> 21" CRT Eizo F980 going to sleep unintendedly. :-)
>>> --
>>> Polytropon
>>> Magdeburg, Germany
>>> Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
>>> Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...
>> Another way may be inserting the following lines into ~/.xinitrc :
>> xset s off
>> xset -dpms
> Correct, I also have those in my ~/.xinitrc together
> with the xorg.conf setting above. With both settings,
> screens shouldn't blank anymore.

Alas my problem is/was not with screen blanking. I do have have slightly 
upgraded 8.2. If I do not have a failing disk, I am left with something that 
carried across 2 boots. The only change I made was in the BIOS to make the 
function keys not require the <fn> key to be a function key.

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