Originally Posted by bsouid
the gnome power manager applet does have a setting for this but the minimum it goes to is 6min which isnt good. it really should go down to like 30 seconds.
You want the dpms to turn off the monitor every time the system is idle for 30+ seconds?
That would be really hard on the hardware (turning the CRT on and off very frequently causing
a high voltage off/on to the tube and a filament heater cycle each time)
Even with a LCD isn't not a good idea to turn the fluorescent tubes on and off too much.
With the latest LCD with LED backlights, it's irrelevant but they don't need to be turned off
as much anyway (LEDs uses less power and effectively never wear out (200,000 hr life span))