xset dpms and power management doesn't work with vesa driver

Dave Wood dave at unrealize.co.uk
Mon Dec 1 16:32:32 PST 2008

Vesa driver seems to ignore dpms settings and even 'xset dpms force off'
won't power off display.

Thinkpad T42 with an ATI Radeon M 7500
Slackware 12.0
xorg 7.1
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