Issues found w.r.t Power Manager

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at
Wed Feb 23 17:25:58 CET 2011

On Wed, 2011-02-23 at 21:46 +0530, Zenwalker wrote:
> I mean, why is that behaviour happening, that when xflock is used,

xflock4 is *just* a wrapper, it doesn't do anything by itself.

>  the power manager wont do its job after screen is unlocked.

What do you mean by “its job”?

>  Is it a bug? 

If what you're using is xscreensaver, it will reset the DPMS settings to
what's configured inside xscreensaver.

> But if the power manager is closed (right click on system tray icon
> and quit) then again starting it, it shall do its job perfectly.

Because then the xfpm DPMS settings are re-enabled.

>  So xflock is causing some problem to power manager to not do its job
> consistently or some thing is wrong. 

Again, xflock4 doesn't do anything.

What you can do is check the output of xset -q.


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