Screen blanks after 60 seconds

Anita Lewis ajlewis2 at
Sat Aug 26 14:28:02 BST 2006

On 08/26/2006 09:07 AM Tez wrote:
> If I don't press a key or move the mouse the screen blanks after a
> minute, this is annoying when watching a movie or reading a website or
> man page...
> The screen saver isn't set to start automatically and powers saving is
> set to 30 mins.
> The monitor doesn't go in to standby, it just blanks.
> Any ideas?
> Tez
> --
> Kubuntu 6.06 [Dapper] (Fully up to date)
> Intel 82845G graphics integrated chip

I doubt that this is the case, but in the xorg.conf file where BlankTime 
option is set for less than the default 10 min. Even so, I don't find my 
monitor blanking in 10 minutes during a movie.

Maybe in Control Appearance and Themes/Screensaver, it is set for a 
blank screensaver and the time is short?  You could try making it longer.

I use gxine for movies.  I haven't tried other things to know how well 
they handle screensavers.  It does sound like it isn't really the 
screensaver that is doing this, but I don't know what it would be.


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