DPMSSetTimeouts(3) X FUNCTIONS DPMSSetTimeouts(3)NAMEDPMSSetTimeouts - permits applications to set the timeout values used
by the X server for DPMS timings
cc [ flag ... ] file ... -lXext [ library ... ]
Specifies the connection to the X server
Specifies the new standby timeout in seconds
Specifies the new suspend timeout in seconds
off Specifies the new off timeout in seconds
The DPMSSetTimeouts function permits applications to set the timeout
values used by the X server for Display Power Management Signaling
The value standby is the amount of inactivity time, in seconds, before
standby mode is invoked. The actual effects of this mode are dependent
on the characteristics of the monitor and frame buffer card. Standby
mode is implemented by shutting off the horizontal sync signal, and
pulsing the vertical sync signal. Standby mode provides the quickest
monitor recovery time. Note also that many monitors implement this
mode identical to suspend mode. A value of zero disables the standby
The value suspend is the amount of time of inactivity, in seconds,
before the second level of power savings is invoked. Suspend mode's
physical and electrical characteristics are implementation defined. For
DPMS compliant hardware, setting the suspend mode is implemented by
pulsing the horizontal sync signal and shutting off the vertical sync
signal. In general, suspend mode recovery is considered to be slower
than standby mode, but faster than off mode. However it may vary from
monitor to monitor. As noted above, many monitors implement this mode
identical to the standby mode. A value of zero disables this mode.
The value off is the amount of time of inactivity,in seconds, before
the third and final level of power savings is invoked. Off mode's phys‐
ical and electrical characteristics are implementation defined. In DPMS
compliant hardware, it is implemented by shutting off both horizontal
and vertical sync signals, resulting in powering down of the monitor.
Recovery time is implementation dependent. Usually the recovery time
is very close to the power-up time of the monitor. A value of zero dis‐
ables this mode.
Chronologically, standby mode occurs before or simultaneously with sus‐
pend mode, and suspend mode must occur before or simultaneously with
off mode. Therefore, non-zero mode timeout values must be greater than
or equal to the timeout values of earlier modes. If inconsistent val‐
ues are supplied, a BadValue error will result.
TRUE The DPMSSetTimeouts function returns TRUE when the func‐
tion has succeeded.
BadValue An argument is out of range.
SEE ALSODPMSCapable(3), DPMSInfo(3), DPMSGetTimeouts(3)X Version 11 libXext 18.104.22.168 DPMSSetTimeouts(3)