JohnCLeBlanc

Does Synergy prevent monitor from going to sleep?

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My monitor will stay on permanently in spite of my W10 power management set to turn it off after 20 minutes of inactivity. From searching the web, this appears to be due to a bad hardware driver or some software. in a command prompt, I ran "powercfg /requests and got:
DISPLAY:
[PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\Synergy\synergy-core.exe

SYSTEM:
[PROCESS] \Device\HarddiskVolume2\Program Files\Synergy\synergy-core.exe

Is it possible that Synergy v. 2.1 is preventing my monitor from going to sleep? Can I disable it without uninstalling it to test this hypothesis? E.g., can I disable services temporarily?

 

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Had exactly the same problem on all clients, so I did

powercfg /REQUESTSOVERRIDE process synergy-core.exe display system

from elevated command prompt on every client machine and it took care of it.

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Great tip thanks! Hopefully this persists beyond rebooting. One of my machines is a Mac; I'll test to see if it's affected since the above solution won't work for it.

 

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Yes, it writes to the registry and persists indefinitely. And Macs aren't affected from what I've seen.

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I'm going back and forth between Windows and Red Hat with Windows acting as the host.  Once my Windows monitor goes to sleep, Red Hat will not turn off and actually notifies me that a program will not let it go to sleep.  Do you know anything I can do for Red Hat to fix this?

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On 11/20/2017 at 5:49 AM, Theo said:

Had exactly the same problem on all clients, so I did

powercfg /REQUESTSOVERRIDE process synergy-core.exe display system

from elevated command prompt on every client machine and it took care of it.

Thanks Theo, sorted my similar issue out. :)

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my system stopped showing the lock screen after the screen saver when I updated to the 2.0, will the above procedure work as well?

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