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Old 06-28-04, 10:02 AM   #49
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The current drivers support the "off" mode only (on DVI at least).
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Old 06-29-04, 08:12 AM   #50
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I am not familiar with "off" mode. Are you referring to simply blanking the screen ? Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, simply blanking the screen does not power down the (DVI connected) LCD monitors. ... Or do I have some more reading/research to do ? Thanks.
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Old 06-29-04, 12:03 PM   #51
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How many drivers are we talking about? an x86 and a x86_64 one?
Or is it a single driver package with both 32 bit and 64 bit binaries and libraries and kernel interface source?
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Old 06-29-04, 09:21 PM   #52
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I am not familiar with "off" mode. Are you referring to simply blanking the screen ? Unfortunately, if I recall correctly, simply blanking the screen does not power down the (DVI connected) LCD monitors. ... Or do I have some more reading/research to do ? Thanks.
In X, there are four powersaving functions, which are normally set up to kick in sequentially like this:

"blank" - just turns the screen black
"standby" - turns the screen off, keeps stuff running hot for quick return
"suspend" - turns more stuff off
"off" - turns as much of the monitor off as possible

Normally I see no difference between "standby" and "suspend" but on some CRTs you can see that those two modes make the led yellow and the "off" mode makes the led yellow and blinking.
With DVI and the nvidia drivers, "suspend" and "standby" do nothing and "off" powers down the TFT. You can set them like this on XF86config:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "BlankTime" "5"
Option "StandByTime" "10"
Option "SuspendTime" "15"
Option "OffTime" "20"
EndSection

I guess you can also put these Options in the screen section. The values are in minutes and you can omit suspend and standby or just set them to values lower (or equal) to the off value.
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Old 06-29-04, 10:22 PM   #53
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As far as I remember, it had 'x86_64' in the filename... so I guess we're talking about different drivers for IA32 and AMD64.
But you're right, unified drivers for 32bit and 64bit might be possible. OTOH, I don't think it would bring any benefit, but the driver download would be larger...
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Old 07-01-04, 05:36 PM   #54
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Eh, in case any of you did'nt notice, they are here already (the new drivers), Yihaaa
Whow, now running the new 61.06 drivers on Debian AMD64, finally got a glxgears just above the 3000 fps (at 1024x768, FX5700 256MB, AMD64 3200, 1 GB)

!! nVidia THANKS !!

(ok, I had some install issues for this drivers on the new Debian AMD64 port, but hey what's new, Debian AMD64, read this first please:
http://lists.debian.org/debian-amd64.../msg00506.html )

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