[mythtv-users] screen goes black after inactivity after FC2 upgrade

Jarod Wilson jarod at wilsonet.com
Sun Feb 27 23:14:37 UTC 2005

On Sunday 27 February 2005 14:57, Gabe Rubin wrote:
> Hoping someone can help.  I upgraded from FC1->FC2 and have ironed out
> almost all the problems.  One problem that still exists is that my
> screen goes black after some inactivity, and I need to issue the
> command gdm-restart to restart mythfrontend.
> I am using ratpoison, and was before.  I don't think there is a built
> in screensaver that I need to turn off.  I have also issued these
> commands as per Jarod's guide:
> # echo "/usr/X11R6/bin/xset -dpms" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local
> # echo "/usr/X11R6/bin/xset s off" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.local
> and restarted, but that does not seem to do the trick either.
> and the only reference to dpms in my xorg.conf file is a commented line:
> [root at localhost root]# more /etc/X11/xorg.conf |grep dpms
> #       Option      "dpms"
> Can someone point out where I might find what is causing this?  I am
> guessing it is either a screensaver or power management feature.  I
> just have no idea how to turn it off and would love to.  Again, this
> happened after upgrading to FC2.

One suggestion is to add the xset stuff to your myth user's login scripts, 
seems some folks need to have them there. Another suggestion would be to add 
this to xorg.conf:

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "blank time" "0"
        Option "standby time" "0"
        Option "suspend time" "0"
        Option "off time" "0"

Sorry it hasn't gone as smooth... :-(

Jarod Wilson
jarod at wilsonet.com

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