Blanking in gnome-power-manager (fixed!)

So, Peter Hutterer is my new best friend. Peter has found and patched the bug in the X server that was causing the failure of negative transition triggers in XSync. For you and me, that means that XIDLETIME now works as expected, and gnome-session and gnome-power-manager do the right thing. This means no more random blanking when typing.

There’s a pending Fedora 11 update here and a build for rawhide here — it should be tagged for F12alpha, but no promises at this stage.

The important patch for the xserver is here and I urge all distros to cherry-pick this commit into their stable branch, as this affects a lot of users. Hopefully this is the end to the saga of accidental screen blanking.

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Richard has over 10 years of experience developing open source software. He is the maintainer of GNOME Software, PackageKit, GNOME Packagekit, GNOME Power Manager, GNOME Color Manager, colord, and UPower and also contributes to many other projects and opensource standards. Richard has three main areas of interest on the free desktop, color management, package management, and power management. Richard graduated a few years ago from the University of Surrey with a Masters in Electronics Engineering. He now works for Red Hat in the desktop group, and also manages a company selling open source calibration equipment. Richard's outside interests include taking photos and eating good food.

9 thoughts on “Blanking in gnome-power-manager (fixed!)”

  1. Thanks for blogging about the fix, that too *with* the link to the upstream patch!

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