Screen keeps going blank but should NOT ! :-/

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Fri Mar 27 15:32:57 UTC 2009

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 06:45:03 -0700
Ray Parrish <crp at> wrote:

> Try "xset -dpms" to see if this disables the behavior. It will not stick 
> session to session however, according to "man xset" so I'm not sure how 
> to make it permanent. "xset q" will give the current settings.

Thanks Ray, will try that. 

xset q reports the following:

Screen Saver:
  prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
  timeout:  0    cycle:  0

The time out delay is '0', I presume it means 'never' trigger the screensaver.


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