Screens turns black after a couple seconds

I have been trying to get an old and underpowered windows tablet to work:
terra mobile 1062
Intel Atom x5-Z8350
Intel integrated graphics

When installing cinnamon or any other DE with the lightDM diplay manger the installation works fine.
On Gnome however the screens remains active for about 5 seconds until turning off. I can then unlock the screen for another 5 seconds and so on. This is regardless of power settings or what I do.
For Plasma it does not even turn on after the login screen.

This issue is happening regardless of distro.

For Gnome: it works flawless on the live-system and only turns unusable after hard installing.

The screen is not recognized at all. However the touch recognition always works.

External screens that are connected via mini hdmi do not have this issue and stay activated.

If you wish support you need to disclose essentials of your system by posting output of

inxi -Fza

Maybe you are lacking of RAM.

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Thank you :slight_smile: This is the output when botted from a mint live usb

System:
  Kernel: 5.15.0-91-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 11.4.0
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/casper/vmlinuz boot=casper username=mint
    hostname=mint quiet splash --
  Desktop: Cinnamon 6.0.4 tk: GTK 3.24.33 wm: muffin vt: 7
    dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Linux Mint 21.3 Virginia
    base: Ubuntu 22.04 jammy
Machine:
  Type: Detachable System: Wortmann_AG product: 1220551;1470050
    v: 1062-DE-10401 serial: <superuser required> Chassis: WISKY type: 32
    serial: <superuser required>
  Mobo: WISKY model: F1T serial: <superuser required>
    UEFI: American Megatrends v: 5.11 date: 04/20/2018
Battery:
  ID-1: axp288_fuel_gauge charge: 75% condition: N/A volts: 4.1 min: N/A
    model: N/A type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Charging
CPU:
  Info: model: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Airmont family: 6
    model-id: 0x4C (76) stepping: 4 microcode: 0x411
  Topology: cpus: 1x cores: 4 smt: <unsupported> cache: L1: 224 KiB
    desc: d-4x24 KiB; i-4x32 KiB L2: 2 MiB desc: 2x1024 KiB
  Speed (MHz): avg: 1671 high: 1845 min/max: 480/1920 scaling:
    driver: intel_cpufreq governor: schedutil cores: 1: 1845 2: 1823 3: 1503
    4: 1514 bogomips: 11520
  Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx
  Vulnerabilities:
  Type: gather_data_sampling status: Not affected
  Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected
  Type: l1tf status: Not affected
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI
  Type: mmio_stale_data status: Unknown: No mitigations
  Type: retbleed status: Not affected
  Type: spec_rstack_overflow status: Not affected
  Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected
  Type: spectre_v1
    mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Retpolines, IBPB: conditional, IBRS_FW,
    STIBP: disabled, RSB filling, PBRSB-eIBRS: Not affected
  Type: srbds status: Not affected
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected
Graphics:
  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx
    Integrated Graphics
    driver: i915 v: kernel ports: active: DSI-1
    empty: DP-1, DP-2, HDMI-A-1, HDMI-A-2 bus-ID: 00:02.0 chip-ID: 8086:22b0
    class-ID: 0300
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.4 driver: X: loaded: modesetting
    unloaded: fbdev,vesa gpu: i915 display-ID: :0 screens: 1
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 1920x1280 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 508x338mm (20.0x13.3")
    s-diag: 610mm (24")
  Monitor-1: DSI-1 res: 1920x1280 hz: 60 size: N/A modes: 1920x1280
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel HD Graphics (CHV)
    v: 4.6 Mesa 23.0.4-0ubuntu1~22.04.1 direct render: Yes
Audio:
  Device-1: Intel Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/J3xxx/N3xxx Series
    Imaging Unit
    driver: N/A alternate: atomisp bus-ID: 00:03.0 chip-ID: 8086:22b8
    class-ID: 0480
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.0-91-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.99.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes
Network:
  Device-1: Intel Wireless 3165 driver: iwlwifi v: kernel pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 bus-ID: 01:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:3165 class-ID: 0280
  IF: wlp1s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Bluetooth:
  Device-1: Intel Bluetooth wireless interface type: USB driver: btusb v: 0.8
    bus-ID: 1-4:3 chip-ID: 8087:0a2a class-ID: e001
  Report: hciconfig ID: hci0 rfk-id: 0 state: up address: <filter>
    bt-v: 2.1 lmp-v: 4.2 sub-v: 1000 hci-v: 4.2 rev: 1000
  Info: acl-mtu: 1021:5 sco-mtu: 96:6 link-policy: rswitch hold sniff
    link-mode: peripheral accept
    service-classes: rendering, capturing, object transfer, audio, telephony
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 172.84 GiB used: 3 MiB (0.0%)
  SMART Message: Required tool smartctl not installed. Check --recommends
  ID-1: /dev/mmcblk0 maj-min: 179:0 vendor: HP model: DF4064
    size: 58.24 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: SSD
    serial: <filter> rev: 0x8 scheme: GPT
  ID-2: /dev/sda maj-min: 8:0 type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: USB 3.2Gen1
    size: 114.6 GiB block-size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B type: N/A
    serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR
Partition:
  ID-1: / raw-size: N/A size: 1.87 GiB used: 21 MiB (1.1%) fs: overlay
    source: ERR-102
  ID-2: /var/log raw-size: 111.74 GiB size: 109.43 GiB (97.93%)
    used: 3 MiB (0.0%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda3 maj-min: 8:3
Swap:
  Alert: No swap data was found.
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: N/A
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
  Processes: 271 Uptime: 4m wakeups: 13 Memory: 3.75 GiB
  used: 1.11 GiB (29.6%) Init: systemd v: 249 runlevel: 5 tool: systemctl
  Compilers: gcc: 11.4.0 alt: 11/12 Packages: apt: 2120 lib: 1034 flatpak: 0
  Shell: Bash v: 5.1.16 running-in: gnome-terminal inxi: 3.3.13

Here we are, 4GiB is small, not necessary too small but a reason to choose a distro with small RAM consumption.

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Goddamnit
well… Thank you for your time : )
Appreciate it

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