[mythtv-users] Disable screen blanking

Darren Coleman daz at superficial.net
Wed Aug 3 20:35:38 UTC 2005

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> From: mythtv-users-bounces at mythtv.org [mailto:mythtv-users-
> bounces at mythtv.org] On Behalf Of Egeekial
> Sent: 03 August 2005 21:27
> To: mythtv-users at mythtv.org
> Subject: [mythtv-users] Disable screen blanking
> I cannot figure out why my screen goes blank after so long. I haven't
> timed the interval, but it's about 10-15 minutes. The only way I can get
> the screen back is to hit a key on the keyboard... even the remote won't
> do it for some reason which I don't understand either.
> Anyway, I have this in my .xsession:
> xset s noblank
> xset s off
> xset -dpms s off
> I'm running Slackware current, and I editted my /etc/rc.d/rc.M to this:
> # Screen blanks after 15 minutes idle time, and powers down in one hour
> # if the kernel supports APM or ACPI power management:
> #/bin/setterm -blank 15 -powersave powerdown -powerdown 60
> /bin/setterm -blank 0 -powersave off -powerdown 0
> What am I missing here?
> Thanks.
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I'd like to know the answer to this too.

I have a script which starts mythfrontend after doing "xset s off" and "xset
-dpms off" etc and despite this the screensaver always kicks in, even on
"Blank Screen Only".  If I move the mouse or presses a key it asks me to
enter a password.

In my case, I log in as a regular user and run mythfrontend and mythbackend
as root (don't ask).  Could this cause a problem?


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