[Sugar-devel] RFC: change to XO sleep behavior

Benjamin M. Schwartz bmschwar at fas.harvard.edu
Tue Mar 23 22:52:54 EDT 2010

Paul Fox wrote:
> now:
>     in the new scheme, the idle sequence has changed:  after a
>     fairly brief period of inactivity, the system will suspend,
>     leaving the screen on.  (the user may not even know this has
>     happened.)  assuming there is still no keyboard activity, a
>     little later the screen will dim, and sometime after that,
>     the screen will blank.

Why will the screen blank?  Why not just deactivate the backlight?  Is the
DCON's power draw sufficiently high that blanking the screen represents
real savings?


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