[mythtv-users] X dpms problem

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Sun Jun 8 02:21:23 UTC 2008

On Jun 7, 2008, at 4:15 PM, Robin Gilks wrote:

>> xset needs the display variable to be set correctly. If you have it  
>> set
>> correctly then run "xhost +" from a xterm to allow anybody to modify
>> your X session.
> Since I'm running the script on the same machine as  I'm trying to  
> turn
> off the display of I didn't think that the xhost access would be a
> problem. I tried it anyway and as expected it made no difference :-(
> Next experiment was to try SUID'ing the script as the MythTV user to  
> see
> if that helped - still no go...

And you're doing the first thing he said - setting your DISPLAY  
environment variable?

export DISPLAY=:0

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