[mythtv-users] disabling screensavers

Josh TwoOneSix at thatclothingco.com
Sat Feb 3 18:15:42 UTC 2007

Udo van den Heuvel wrote:
> Hello,
> I am in the process of rebuilding my FC6 MythTV box after and upgrade
> (to EN12000 from SP8000) and HD crash.
> I have most stuff working. One remaining issue is the screensaver.
> Disabling the screensaver on the Gnome desktop and setting dpms to off
> in xorg.conf did not stop a big X from appearing on the screen after a
> while.
> Anybody know how I can disable all and any screensavers, power saving, etc?
> I had this problem nailed on the old SP8000 install...
> Kind regards,
> Udo
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Jarod's tutorial has a shell script that will do this for you 
automagically at boot time. Even if you don't use the script you can 
still pick out the commands he uses to accomplish this from 


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