screen goes black when idle (nvidia)

Bug #162009 reported by hendrikwout on 2007-11-11
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nvidia-xconfig (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

I'm running Ubuntu Gutsy and I have an (old) nvidia-card (which is working great with xgl, thanks!). I installed the proprietary nvidia driver. My screen gets blank (monitor doesn't shut down) when not using the keyboard and mouse for a while, even though the gnome-screensaver and gnome-powermanagement is turned off. If I move the mouse the screen turns on again. I think it only occurs with the nvidia driver (not with the opernsource nv driver). I found a workaround for this bug on some forum: I had to add a couple of lines in xorg.conf. These are:

 Section "ServerFlags"
#other options can go here
Option "BlankTime" "0"
Option "StandbyTime" "0"
Option "SuspendTime" "0"
Option "OffTime" "0"
EndSection

I consider it as a bug , because it's ennoying when watching a movie for example and this is not what people want without having to change some configuration files by hand.

maybe this has something to do with it?:
I installed the package xserver-xgl to get compiz working, because compiz doesn't start then with if the video card has only 32Mb of memory (found this solution on a forum)

my nvidia card is reported by lspci as:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev a1)

description: updated
SK (stephantom) wrote :

IMHO nvidia-config should add these lines to your xorg.conf automatically. Have you tried using this utility?

SK (stephantom) on 2008-01-04
Changed in nvidia-xconfig:
status: New → Incomplete
wolfger (wolfger) wrote :

Over 4 months with no response. We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in nvidia-xconfig:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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