[Wlug] Blanking screen blanking @#$!

Brian J. Conway bconway@alum.wpi.edu
Mon, 3 Feb 2003 10:02:12 -0500 (EST)


I believe they are separate.  I use 'xset s off' in my WindowMaker startup 
script to turn off the X screen blanking, I've never bothered to turn off 
console blanking.

-b

> I thought that the VT blanking was separate from the X blanking.  Any
> chance you're running X in frame buffer mode?  Maybe then the VT
> blanking matters?  Just a shot in the dark.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: wlug-admin@mail.wlug.org [mailto:wlug-admin@mail.wlug.org] On
> Behalf Of Chuck Homic
> Sent: Monday, February 03, 2003 9:49 AM
> To: wlug@mail.wlug.org
> Subject: Re: [Wlug] Blanking screen blanking @#$!
> 
> 
> On Sun, Feb 02, 2003 at 02:56:54PM -0500, Andy Stewart wrote:
> > > Turning off the #!$@ screen saver!
> > 
> > Are you running KDE, GNOME, or something else?  In KDE, you turn off 
> > the
> > screen saver in the control center.  Others?  I don't know.
> 
> The answer would fall squarely on "something else."  Currently it's
> afterstep, but I don't think the WM is a factor because it happens when
> I'm using no WM at all (Hardcore X) or at the VT or anything.  I was
> grepping some kernel sources which led me to the setterm hypothesis, but
> I'm still nowhere.
> 
>  -Chuck
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Brian J. Conway
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