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Message 29377 - Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 18:44:55 UTC - in response to Message 29376.  

You want me to run this with the same settings?

I think to try it with the BOINC screen saver (the built-in one) and without any screen saver set. So just run with screen saver set to BOINC and with it set to (None).
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Message 29380 - Posted: 11 Dec 2009, 21:00:53 UTC - in response to Message 29377.  

Collatz results:

6.2.28 WCG-branded:
With the screensaver set to "World Community Grid," the LCD turns off after 20 mins. It appears this screensaver is just the WCG image + text.

6.10.24 BOINC:
With the screensaver set to "BOINC," the LCD appears to eventually turn off, but not at the time it's set to (more like 30-35 minutes). It appears that this screensaver showing the BOINC logo & Collatz stats is OpenGL based.
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Message 29416 - Posted: 13 Dec 2009, 20:49:04 UTC - in response to Message 29380.  

I get this same issue in windows 7. I'm not running WCG, I'm running seti, einstein, and rosetta.
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Message 29451 - Posted: 14 Dec 2009, 14:18:24 UTC - in response to Message 29416.  

Thank you Jack!
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Message 29476 - Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 20:57:25 UTC - in response to Message 29451.  

Any updates from the BOINC team on this?
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Message 29485 - Posted: 15 Dec 2009, 22:57:09 UTC - in response to Message 29476.  

They're busy with this problem and the other Lenovo problem (switchable graphics).
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Message 29524 - Posted: 17 Dec 2009, 10:14:31 UTC - in response to Message 29485.  

Saw this in the 6.10.25 alpha release notes:

- client: ATI: call calShutdown() when done. Otherwise Lenovo can't switch to low-power GPU


Relevant to the issue?
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Message 29525 - Posted: 17 Dec 2009, 11:16:02 UTC - in response to Message 29524.  

Relevant to the issue?

No. That one has to do with Jack's thread.
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Message 30290 - Posted: 22 Dec 2009, 0:10:58 UTC - in response to Message 29524.  

I also am seeing this problem. Running Windows 7 64 bit ultimate, with a nvidia gts 250 video card running drivers 186.18 and 19x (I was running the later 190 series drivers, but due to a serious issue with mouse lag I rolled back to the 186.16, but neither has had an effect on this problem).

I can provide whatever diagnostic information you wish. One thing I have noticed when watching it fail is that it follows this pattern:

1) System is idle for set amount of time and screensaver starts
2) Once the set amount of time for the blank screen occurs the screen goes blank for a second and then flashes to the desktop (as if I had hit the mouse or a key to break it out of the SS), and then goes back to the screensaves.

Step 2 happens every x minutes, where x is the value you use for the powersave on the monitor function (I played with it to see if different values make a difference).

I would be more then willing to run a debug version of the software if that would help isolate this on my machine, or provide any additional information you need to troubleshoot this further. Just shoot me an email at the email in my profile.
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Message 30958 - Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 1:53:34 UTC

I'm having the same problem. I have been able to get Windows shut off the LCD display but nothing else by disabling the BOINC screensaver in other word still no sleep, my power saving set to Windows default and I using default theme which came with Windows 7.
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Message 30961 - Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 9:10:39 UTC - in response to Message 30958.  

What is it that you wish to achieve... the topic of the screen not powering down which you're seemingly able to, or getting the computer to sleep, which has nothing at all to do with the topic.
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Message 30963 - Posted: 11 Feb 2010, 10:01:57 UTC - in response to Message 30958.  

If you want your laptop to hibernate, you'll have to set
Suspend work if no mouse/keyboard activity in last  --- minutes 
(Needed to enter low-power mode on some computers)
to a nonzero value of minutes in your computing preferences.

However, in that case, obviously no computing will be done for the BOINC projects (no spare CPU cycles available :-).

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Message 31044 - Posted: 16 Feb 2010, 0:16:14 UTC

The only way to get the screen to power down is to change the screensaver to something thats not BOINC. Your BOINC will continue to run but you don't get to see the pretty graphics.

Is this being worked on still?


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Message 31053 - Posted: 16 Feb 2010, 6:16:07 UTC - in response to Message 31044.  

Is this being worked on still?

A fix for this was added to BOINC 6.10.25, so the next recommended version will have it.

If you can't wait, and aren't afraid of a couple of other bugs, you can always try to the latest development version that you can download from http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download_all.php
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Message 31229 - Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 13:50:47 UTC

I am using 6.10.35 and the fix does not work for me. My LCD shut-off time is set to two hours and my screen saver is set to come on after 20 minutes. When I wake up from leaving the computer on over night the screen saver is still on.

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Message 31230 - Posted: 27 Feb 2010, 16:26:25 UTC - in response to Message 31229.  

I am using 6.10.35 and the fix does not work for me. My LCD shut-off time is set to two hours and my screen saver is set to come on after 20 minutes. When I wake up from leaving the computer on over night the screen saver is still on.

Did you set the screen saver to "Go to blank screen" and the "Minutes until blank"?

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Message 31271 - Posted: 1 Mar 2010, 15:19:26 UTC

Ah, I did not see the new screen saver settings.
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Message 35435 - Posted: 27 Oct 2010, 2:07:53 UTC

This problem is now back in BOINC manager 6.10.58 on Windows 7 64-bit. Normal windows screen savers function normally (puts monitor to sleep as expected), but when BOINC is running in the manager or screen saver mode the monitor is never turned off. Other non-BOINC screen savers start normally when BOINC manager is running tasks but the monitor is not turned off when it should be.
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