Bug#976235: enlightenment: e switches off screen|monitor

enno enno.vet at gmx.net
Fri Dec 4 23:23:21 GMT 2020

>>>>> "Ross" == Ross Vandegrift <rvandegrift at debian.org> writes:
    > enlightenment_system implements privileged actions so
    > enlightnement doesn't need root to e.g. shutdown the system.
    > enlightenment_fm implements the file manager.

I see, thx.

    >> If it is of help, here's the .xsession-errors from the most
    >> recent "crashed" e-launch:
    > This is usually the most useful info.
    > [...]
    > This output shows that X has detected five outputs, and only one
    > (LVDS) is connected.

I guessed so.

    > Do you have the lid closed on your laptop?  I wonder if it's
    > running on the closed laptop screen.  The later output about
    > screen configuration only shows actions for LVDS.

I haven't investigated recent X things before this, so I just presumed that LVDS is my "Visual", how shall I say, well, my monitor.  And of course I haven't closed the lid.  BTW closing of the lid perfectly switched my laptop to suspend mode before this mess now--without me having configured anything (apart from having installed pm-utils).

    > 1) From a VT run `startx xterm` (or whatever terminal you use).
    > 2) Assuming X starts correctly, you should see a terminal in the
    > top left.  3) Move the mouse in the term and run
    > `enlightenment_start`.

Works well, opens a new Xserver (Xorg) on the chosen VT with an uxterm, then typing `enlightenment_start' leads to something coming up which looks like e... and after about 2 seconds the monitor is switched off, the hardware I'd say, as all VTs are included.  And again, waiting on a (console) VT for about 20" it switches back on.  I'm baffled.  O BTW just for info it is a HP Elitebook 8460P, so not quite something exotic.  Was Windows7 and I installed Debian from USB.

As the last thing being called after my `enlightenment_start' seems to be gvfsd, I'll try to update gvfs-daemons to see if that might make any difference.  Will let you know.

Brgds, e.

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