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After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.04, now when my mouse travels back from my windows synergy client to the ubuntu synergy server, my Ubuntu monitor blacks out for a second or 2.

I know that xset -dpms will fix it for my session.

I've searched around for what is the most correct way to permanently fix this so that I don't have to run xset -dpms every time I re-start my Ubuntu machine. The best I've come up with is to put xset -dpms in my Startup Applications, which seems to me like a kluge.

Anyone have a better solution?

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I suspect that you have a line in the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf of the form:

Option: "DPMS"

in the monitor section. If so, removing it may solve your problem. I will update to confirm or refute this on my next reboot.


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