[mythtv-users] DPMS monitor standby/resume

Stephen Boddy stephen.boddy at btinternet.com
Sun Feb 27 19:36:38 UTC 2005

On Sunday 27 February 2005 19:12, Gayle wrote:
> My Myth box runs 24/7 so I don't want to power it off when I stop watching
> TV/whatever so I have irexec running in the background with the power
> button mapped to "/usr/X11R6/bin/xset dpms force off" in order to send the
> monitor to sleep.  However, I can only bring it back to life again by
> pressing a key or moving the mouse.  Does anyone know of a little program
> that toggles the monitor on/off instead of setting an absolute value?

Write a script to grep the output from "xset q" output, and run the same 
command with the appropriate on/off argument. Unfortunately "force on" 
doesn't seem to work for me :-(
Steve Boddy

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