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#1 2013-02-23 19:49:32

sorcerer's_apprentice
#! Junkie
From: oblivion
Registered: 2013-02-09
Posts: 293

[Solved] Stop Screen from Blacking Out after 10 Minutes of Inactivity?

Hi!

I have a quick and simple question:

How do I stop the screen from blacking out every 10 minutes?

I tried to disable it via the power-management-gui, the screensaver-gui, I commented out xfce4-power-manager on autostart - but the screen still blacks out after 10 minutes of inactivity.

So I'd be glad if someone knew the trick to get that annoying feature kicked in the butt - it is driving me craaazy...! wink

Last edited by sorcerer's_apprentice (2013-02-24 04:32:50)

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#2 2013-02-24 00:23:57

pvsage
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Re: [Solved] Stop Screen from Blacking Out after 10 Minutes of Inactivity?

Here's what worked for me:
xscreensaver set to "screensaver disabled"; xscreensaver run via autostart script
xfce4-power-manager timeouts all set to "never"; xfce4-power-manager run via autostart script

Without those two running in the background, I think there's some lower-level process that automatically blanks the screen after 10 minutes idle.

Last edited by pvsage (2013-02-24 00:24:32)


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#3 2013-02-24 00:45:36

sorcerer's_apprentice
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From: oblivion
Registered: 2013-02-09
Posts: 293

Re: [Solved] Stop Screen from Blacking Out after 10 Minutes of Inactivity?

Thanks, pvsage.

I was just about to try that combo, too.

I will give it a go and report back.

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#4 2013-02-24 04:31:51

sorcerer's_apprentice
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From: oblivion
Registered: 2013-02-09
Posts: 293

Re: [Solved] Stop Screen from Blacking Out after 10 Minutes of Inactivity?

Update:

Thanks, pvsage!

It does the job.

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#5 2013-02-24 13:05:35

wuxmedia
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From: Back in Blighty
Registered: 2012-03-09
Posts: 1,472
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Re: [Solved] Stop Screen from Blacking Out after 10 Minutes of Inactivity?

good you've got it  fixed,
for info; if you don't want/need powerman etc, the command is xset otherwise as pvsage observed  the ten min blank is set into the kernel, even running a very bare system (noX) it still kicks in after 10 mins.

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#6 2013-02-24 15:25:36

sorcerer's_apprentice
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From: oblivion
Registered: 2013-02-09
Posts: 293

Re: [Solved] Stop Screen from Blacking Out after 10 Minutes of Inactivity?

Thanks, wuxmedia. Good to know.

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