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Stupid Monitor

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#1 crimsonisland


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:03 AM

I have two admin accounts on my machine. On one profile (Profile A), the screensaver comes on when the set time is met. Then the monitor goes into to standby in the set time. Profile A is using a screensaver that comes with Plus!. The other profile (Profile :thumbsup:, goes into the screensaver mode properly. Then when the monitor is supposed to go to standby, but it kicks back to the desktop. Profile B is using the Starfield screensaver. I have checked and they have the exact same hardware settings (mouse, keyboard, etc). Also, both profiles have the same applications in the systray. I need help, as this is driving me crazy. Thanks.

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Edited by crimsonisland, 09 June 2006 - 08:05 AM.

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#2 ThorXP


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:16 AM

There are a number of compliance issues related to Standby mode. In a nutshell, any one of the following may cause Standby mode not to function properly: device drivers (video card and mouse drivers are popular reasons), a program running in the background which interferes with Standby mode (such as a screen saver), or a BIOS Power Saving setting which needs to be enabled.

#3 HitSquad


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Posted 09 June 2006 - 08:50 AM

Hi crimsonisland.
I believe the starfield screensaver uses opengl.
See: OpenGL Screen Saver Prevents Power Management Standby Mode
Easiest test would be to try a non-3d screen saver.

Edited by HitSquad, 09 June 2006 - 08:52 AM.

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