Screen Saver

Ray Parrish crp at
Sat Jan 10 15:15:11 UTC 2009

Mario Vukelic wrote:
> On Sat, 2009-01-10 at 03:43 -0800, Ray Parrish wrote:
>> Well, that was interesting reading. Thank you for your answer, but 
>> Rashkae had already pointed me at man xset, and I have now learned how 
>> to disable the blanking which was driving me crazy.
> Yeah, I saw that after posting.
> <snip>
>> I have now used the command "xset s off" to disable the timeout value, 
>> and the screen no longer blanks after ten minutes. I haven't re-booted 
>> yet, but if it blanks again after a re-boot, I will write a short bash 
>> script to disable it, and add that to the Session Manager so it gets ran 
>> at log on.
> Isn't persistence after restarting X (rebooting) what the xorg.conf
> entries described in the links are supposed to accomplish?
Yes, but they all reference DPMS settings, and make no mention of a way 
to just shut down the default timeout value so no screen blanking 
occurs. I'm not having a problem with any of the DPMS settings.

Later, Ray Parrish

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