Continuing the discussion from Stop the screen from blanking in Ubuntu:
I’d like to know if any of you guys have any thoughts or ideas about what’s happening with one of my computers. I’m currently running MATE 16.04 in two machines: My desktop computer (64bits) and a laptop (32bits). The solution that @wolfman originally posted here works perfectly in both my computers when I’m watching videos in the default display. However, I usually use my laptop to watch movies and series on my TV, and when my laptop is plugged to the TV through the HDMI cable, the screen blanks every 10 minutes from 1 to 5 seconds. It always happens. I tried retyping the command that worked in the default display when the TV is plugged (
xset -dpms s off s noblank s 0 0 s noexpose), but that didn’t work. Any ideas about what might be happening?
By the way, I’m running MATE 16.04 (32bits) on an Asus X201E laptop. I know it’s a low resource machine, but it works fine for browsing the web, checking email and watching vids. These are the system specifications: Intel Celeron CPU 847 @ 1.1 GHz, 2GB (RAM), Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphic Controller (rev 09).
I’d really appreciate your help.