>>>> I have a fresh install of Gentoo on my laptop and I'm having some
>>>> trouble with the backlight that I think is related to the screen going
>>>> into some sort of power save mode or something along those lines. Are
>>>> there power management settings somewhere or something similar? I'm
>>>> on xfce4.
>>>> - Grant
>>> I found another clue. It happens whenever I shut my laptop screen,
>>> even for a moment. Is this some kind of sleep mode? Might I be able
>>> to disable it in the kernel somewhere?
>>> - Grant
>> I had that same issue with closing the screen. I think my solution was
>> a KDE setting which won't help you unless there is something similar
>> with XFCE.
>> I'll boot the laptop and see if I Can spot what I did. Ah the things
>> we have time for when watching Hulu on a Sunday morning... ;-)
>> Back later,
> Keeping in mind that I'm _not_ using or even testing backlighting, the
> place where I controlled whether the laptop got screen locked or
> hibernated was in the KDE System Settings app where I disabled all
> such stuff. Now the screen just goes black when the lid is closed,
> saving some power, but nothing locks, sleeps, hibernates or any other
> such response.
> I did nothing in the kernel that I see.
Thanks Mark. I installed xfce4-power-manager thinking it would do the
trick for sure, but unfortunately the behavior is the same even after
messing with the settings. Weird....