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Presentation mode isn't working

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I have my mother on 3.2.1 and her screen will not go to sleep. It has been months. I have rebooted, enabled/disabled presentation mode, restarted moksha. I don't know what to do to get it to go to sleep.

It has worked in the past.

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Hello Birdmun

 

Maybe I am wrong, but try to look at your blanking settings. I am also on BL 3.2.1 here on my NTB and it works fine.

 

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Stefan

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How old is that computer? The last time I suggested this was practically years ago: There is a setting in the BIOS Let the OS perform power management with a Yes/No toggle. My old PC has bit the dust and while it was still working the screen still blanked out at times just to annoy me, regardless of the Y/N selection I made.

 

Good luck birdmun in walking your mum through a BIOS setup, over the phone. A person has to be ninja-fast to press F1 or F2, and that's just to get to the setup screen. But you should try the waiter's suggestion first, before dressing up like The Geek Squad and ringing the doorbell. "Mom, did you call the computer repairmen? No? Let me answer the door then"

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Lucky for us, she and I live about a mile apart. I can actually see her house from mine when the crops are short or non-existent. :) Also, as I mentioned earlier, the screen used to blank as is expected. I haven't yet looked in to The Waiters suggestion as I haven't been to her house yet. I may check tomorrow.

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The Waiter, I tried your suggestion. I even dropped the time down to a minute just to try to get a response. No luck. I am unsure how to get the screen to go to sleep. Her monitor has been on non stop for the better part of a few months.

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i realize it may be a pain but you might try to install bodhi again.   i found a number of times that when i get a glitch after install and i am tweaking that the only real fix for anomalies is a clean install.

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Sure I could reinstall. I don't see that as a sound way to go about things after her system performed well for months before an update seems to have caused problems.

 

I wonder if renaming/deleting the .e folder would get things moving in the right direction again.

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Well, I moved the .e folder and rebooted. It works now. I kinda failed to mention that the system had been running for 68 days. A simple reboot may have fixed it all along. I am sure if I knew the exact program to restart, I could have just restarted the program and the system would be continuing its uptime. Now I get to listen to questions about "where is this" and "how do I do that" all over again. Grr. :P

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i have found a few glitches in linux that just demands a reboot.  from slow mouse or slow scroll to rendering issues for a page, etc.

 

again - no explanation as to what causes these anomalies - but the reboot does help in most cases.

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