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Author Topic: ScreenSaver issue  (Read 1187 times)

StrayBit

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ScreenSaver issue
« on: July 05, 2013, 04:39:39 pm »

After a period of keyboard inactivity in VL7.0, the screen will go black.  With further inactivity, the screensaver comes on.  I haven't found it yet, but there should be some way of stopping that black screen. 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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roarde

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Re: ScreenSaver issue
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2013, 04:45:54 pm »

Issue 'xset' for info, and also 'man xset'. The blank part probably comes from dpms rather than the screensaver itself.

Sorry I'm not familiar with the startup method used to get in and out of xfce -- I can't tell you where to put the command.
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Re: ScreenSaver issue
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2013, 02:19:19 pm »

Thank you Robert.  I wouldn't have known about xset.  After reading the man pages, I believed that "xset s noblank" would do the job.  Opened a terminal and tried it - no error or any other messages.  The screen still blanked.  Su to root tried again, same result.

Rebooted just to be sure and timed it with an outside clock:  in  10 minutes, the screen blanked.  In another 10 minutes the screen saver came on.  The screensaver is set to come on in 10 minutes.
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roarde

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Re: ScreenSaver issue
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2013, 04:50:02 pm »

xset -dpms
Watch the clock. In 10-1/2 minutes you'll know.

There's also a way to set this in /etc/xorg.conf.d . At least that's the rumor.
« Last Edit: July 08, 2013, 04:52:13 pm by roarde »
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Re: ScreenSaver issue
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2013, 05:54:48 am »

Check the power settings as well. I tend to turn all power saving features off if I'm connected to AC power.
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