Turn Off Monitor
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: November 25, 2009
There are times when I wish to entirely turn off the monitor on my Acer Extensa 5620-6419 laptop computer. I investigated this issue quite carefully over a period of several months, posting queries on this forum, the Launchpad forum, and the Ubuntu Brainstorm site.
There were no suggestions or answers posted. I did see a few "scripts" posted but I was reluctant to try such commands in my Terminal, not really knowing what the outcome would be.
Strictly by accident I found the answer - and it is so simple that it's ridiculous!
Just click on Fn + F6. That turns off the monitor and the backlight; typing any key or clicking a mouse button immediately turns on the monitor again.
Now I did find one anomaly: if Firefox or OpenOffice Word Processor is open in the Desktop when you click Fn + F6, when you reactivate the monitor the cursor is frozen. (The only way to correct that is to hit Fn + F4 which either "suspends" or "hibernates" [I'm not sure which] the co
How do I turn off my laptop monitor when using an external display?
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: September 24, 2010
So I have an Acer 5100 series that works absolutely flawlessly with Ubuntu. Recently, I purchased an external monitor and keyboard and they're working fine too. But I want to turn my laptop display off when I connect my external monitor and can't find out how to do it.
I found a few places on Google that mention going to System > Preferences > Display but I notice that 'Display' isn't available on my system for some reason. The menu jumps right from 'CompizConfig' to 'IBus Preferences'.
Can anyone help?
getting the monitor to turn off
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: August 16, 2009
I use Ctrl+Alt+L a lot to lockout my desktop when I am AFK, but even though the LCD goes black,the back-light remains on...
I also know the command " xset dpms force off" to temporarily turn off the monitor, but this does not lock it out. Can I pipe the two functions together somehow?
closing screen lid not turn off monitor power (ubuntu 10.04)
location: linuxquestions.com - date: July 11, 2011
could some one help me to resolve this issue, i have laptop hp nc 6320,
with Ubuntu 10.04. when i close screen lid, it's not power of the monitor power.
maximum i found is that to create a luncher for this command:
xset dpms force off
and click it when i need to close the monitor.
this is not practical.
thanks a lot for your help.
[SOLVED] Ubuntu not turning off monitor properly
location: linuxquestions.com - date: September 20, 2009
I have ubuntu on this computer, it only blacks out the display, Doesn't shut it off, whats the problem?
How do i turn off monitor autodetection
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 8, 2007
What is the option in xorg.conf to turn off monitor auto detection?
I'm trying to boot with my monitor turned off and it always comes up as 800x600 with no other choice, whereas if the monitor is on, it has lots of choices.
This messes up my plan to use it via remote vnc-viewer where I want it to have a larger screen resolution. I read a thread that said turn off auto-detection of the monitor, but I can't find out how to do that.
Ubuntu turn monitor off after 5 minutes when no one is logged in
location: linuxquestions.com - date: November 8, 2009
When I lock the work station my monitor turns off properly after 30 minutes. When I log out and no one else logs in the monitor turns off after 30 minutes. I suspect that it is controlled by the settings that I use in my account.
I would like to shorten the time to 5 minutes before the monitor is turned off when no one is logged in. Is this possible?
I am running Ubuntu 9.10.
Bug: Monitor Brightness
location: linux.com - date: June 20, 2013
I have an Acer Aspire V5 Touch (i3 processor, x64 bit architecture)
It has a touch screen, as the name implies. When running Ubuntu, I can use the screen brightness controls, but they do nothing to modify the brightness of the screen.
Is there anything I can do?
How do I find out DHCP Client list and monitor traffic?
location: linuxquestions.com - date: May 23, 2006
Im fairly new to linux in general and recently set up a ubuntu server for my house network as our Router was playing up. Everything is working perfectly but I want to add some extra monitoring, nothing intrusive, just some stats basically.
The server machiine has just the basic server install on it, so theres no GUI and so I will need a command line solution (I think, Im still a bit hazy in this area).
On the ubuntu server I have set up a dhcp server and IP masquerading and basically what I want to do is be able to see who is connected to the server, Im not sure if I will only be able to see only the clients that have been assigned via the dhcp server or all connected clients.
Also I would like to be able to see how much traffic is being directed to each client. Similar to the bandwidth monitor but I want it to show the destination of the traffic, not just the traffic on the interfaces on the server.
Thanks in advance, sorry if any of it it unclear just reply and I'll try a
Ubuntu 12.04 3 monitor setup with 3d support (2 graphics cards, no SLI)
location: ubuntuforums.com - date: June 9, 2012
I've been looking for about 3 years to find a solution for working with 3 monitors with 3d hardware acceleration in ubuntu. And today I found the best solution, so I'd like to share it with you.
One possible solution is to disable twinview, run 3 seperate x-servers and combine them with Xinerama. The only problem is that compiz will not work and dragging windows from one screen to another can sometimes be buggy.
The solution I found was the next:
Remove your old xorg.confCheck what the addresses are for your monitors (You can check them in the NVIDIA X Server Settings), it should look like GPU-*.DFP-*Run the following command from a terminal:
sudo nvidia-xconfig --base-mosaic --metamodes="GPU-1.DFP-2: 1680x1050+0+0, GPU-0.DFP-0: 1920x1080+1680+0, GPU-0.DFP-2: 1680x1050+3600+0"
In here you need to set the correct resolutions and positionings. (I had to start with position +0+0, otherwise it went wrong and my left monitor got cloned to
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