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Author Topic: turn off screen saver/ enable caffeine  (Read 1667 times)

pottzie

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turn off screen saver/ enable caffeine
« on: January 30, 2010, 12:53:06 pm »

 I want to be able to turn off the screen saver so I can watch videos without having to move the mouse. I downloaded and opened Caffeine:
 https://launchpad.net/caffeine
 It looks to me as if it opened and ran in the terminal, but I don't see it anywhere. Is there a way to see if it's installed, and how do I get it to run?
 Thanks
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toothandnail

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Re: turn off screen saver/ enable caffeine
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2010, 01:28:01 pm »

I want to be able to turn off the screen saver so I can watch videos without having to move the mouse. I downloaded and opened Caffeine:
 https://launchpad.net/caffeine
 It looks to me as if it opened and ran in the terminal, but I don't see it anywhere. Is there a way to see if it's installed, and how do I get it to run?
 Thanks

Downloading something from launchpad is unlikely to get you an installed program under Vector. Looking at the page, you would have downloaded either a Debian package or the source. Neither will work directly. In some instances, you may be able to convert a .deb package to a .tgz package suitable for Vector. Otherwise, you will need to download the source and build the application you want.

:) Or, as a final option, request a package.

Since it looks interesting, I'll see if I can get it built. May take a couple of days though - I'm a bit pushed for time at the moment.

Paul.
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pottzie

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Re: turn off screen saver/ enable caffeine
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2010, 10:58:32 am »

Wow! Thanks, I figured that someone had come across this before and maybe I was trying to re-invent the wheel when a nice round fully inflated one was already out there. The concept of someone pounding their head against the wall just so I don't have to move my wrist every 15 minutes is above and beyond the call of duty.
 It's slackware, after all.
 FWIW I went with the tgz. And my idea of a rush job is 2011.
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