Hi! Long time Debian user here but new to Antergos/arch. I’m on a default Antergos install (with Lightdm and Gnome) on a Thinkpad T520. It’s been a truly promising love affair so far, but now a seemingly straightforward issue is giving me headaches: Blanking the screen when idle will not work.
My aim: I want the screen to go into standby/poweroff after 60 seconds of idle time, and lock to be applied either 30 seconds after the screen has gone blank or immediately.
Relevant settings are these (those directly related are highlighted) :
Settings -> Privacy -> Screen Lock
- Automatic Screen Lock: On
- Lock screen after blank for: 30 seconds (alternative: “Screen turns off”)
- Show Notifications: On
Settings -> Power
- Blank Screen: 1 minute
- Automatic suspend: On
- On Battery Power: On
- Delay: 15 minutes
- Plugged In: On
- Delay: 30 minutes
No changes to light-locker settings
Expected behavior: Screen should be switched off after 60 seconds (and be locked after another 30 seconds)
Actual behavior: Absolutely nothing. :(
The problem is, I don’t even know where to start debugging this, since there are no related events registered via
What does work:
xset dpms force off
Things that also work (though not directly part of the root problem):
- The lock button in the GNOME system menu (top right corner)
- The keyboard shortcut for locking:
- Suspend on AC and on Battery
Since I can reproduce this in a completely fresh VM installation, I’m wondering whether it is a general bug/problem after a fresh default installation?
I very much Hope someone can help me fix this. I often work in crowded environments where I’m easily distracted, so this basic feature is very important to me.