KX Driver preventing win7 from sleeping when idle??

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  1. scarbies

    scarbies New Member

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    Running below command results in:

    C:\Users\skarab>powercfg -requests
    DISPLAY:
    None.

    SYSTEM:
    [DRIVER] kX 10k1 Audio (3550) - Generic (PCI\VEN_1102&DEV_0002&SUBSYS_80271102&REV_08\4&30d54f48&0&08F0)
    An audio stream is currently in use.

    AWAYMODE:
    None.




    Apparently it means kX driver is keeping machine alive? My PC definitely does not sleep after specified idle time.

    Also no audio apps /players or ANYTHING audio related running?

    Ideas?

    PS. Thanks to kX project for even getting my old SB Live Value running in win7x64 :)
     
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    jonnybignote New Member

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    I have verified the same problem with my Win7 x64 and soundblaster live also.

    I tested by uninstalling KXDriver and problem went away. Did you find a fix?
    Thanks
     
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    same problem with win7 x86

    I even tried making all my default audio devices non kx devices - still have an audio stream "in use"
     
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    Did anyone ever find a solution for this issue? I am having the same problem and havent been able to fix it.
     
  5. Eugene Gavrilov

    Eugene Gavrilov kX Project Lead Programmer and Coordinator

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    Îòâåò: KX Driver preventing win7 from sleeping when idle??

    kX Mixer uses kX MIDI interface for controlling the driver, this MIDI interface is always active. Windows won't allow your PC to sleep unless you unload kX Mixer.

    There's no workaround at the moment. Sorry.

    E.
     
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    Îòâåò: KX Driver preventing win7 from sleeping when idle??

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  7. aerond

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    Re : KX Driver preventing win7 from sleeping when idle??

    I do have a workaround that works for me (and hopefully for everyone). I just overridden the kX requests using powercfg.exe

    First, open a command prompt as Administrator (Windows menu, type 'cmd' in search box, right click on the result and open as Administrator).
    On this console, type:
    Code:
    powercfg /requests
    This will list all things that prevent to go to sleep mode.
    Look at the line about kX driver (in [DRIVER] section).
    Note the driver name: for me, it is kX 10k2 Audio (3550) - Generic
    (the PCI\blabla... between braces does not count)

    Now override this with:
    Code:
    powercfg /requestsoverride DRIVER "kX 10k2 Audio (3550) - Generic" SYSTEM
    If done properly, your computer will be able to go to sleep mode again :)
    Just test it with low values (2 minutes for hard drives, 3 minutes for display, and 5 minutes for system). Providing you do not have other drivers or process that prevent sleeping, your computer should sleep before 6 minutes of idle time (Windows always take some time to set up its sleep mode, about 20s).
     
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    Îòâåò: KX Driver preventing win7 from sleeping when idle??

    aerond
    Thanks, it works
     
  9. jaromanda

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    do you need to run that with every boot? or is that something that is "remembered"
     
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    Re : KX Driver preventing win7 from sleeping when idle??

    It is remembered. The only downside I know is that your computer might go to sleep when it is playing a song. But there are plenty ways to prevent it from going to sleep when a media player is in use, while I don't see any other workaround to make it sleep at all.
     
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    Has there been any progress on this issue?

    I tried the "requestsoverride" workaround, but that only lets the monitor turn off. The PC still doesn't go into sleep mode.
    EDIT: never mind, after changing the sleep timeout in Windows and restarting a few more times it started working. Weird.
     
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