Monitor is no longer going to sleep

For about a week now my monitor is not going to sleep anymore. It goes black after the idle timeout or if I do “xset dpms force suspend” but after a few seconds it systematically turns back on. It’s like a ghost is moving the mouse every time the monitor is about to turn off. I think it started to do that right after an apt-upgrade last week.

I tried with a brand new fresh account I created to test if it was a bad setting on my regular account but same thing. I tried to install the most recent AMD graphics driver (I use a Ryzen 3 3200G CPU) with:

sudo apt install ppa-purge

sudo ppa-purge ppa:oibaf/graphics-drivers

But the problem is still there. I tried to unplug mouse, keyboard and internet cable but same issue. I also tried with the CentOS 8 I have installed on the same machine but on a different drive and the monitor goes to sleep without any issue with this OS so it’s related either to the drive or Ubuntu (but I highly doubt my drive is causing that, especially that it was working just fine last week).

I really don’t know what else to do beside turning off the screen manually with the power button so any ideas would be very appreciated.


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