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Old 09-30-2009, 12:04 PM   #1
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Question How to Disable Screen Saver Permanently in KDE script


Hi guys,

I want to know how I can permanently disable screen savers in linux KDE. I don't want to just be able to login to KDE and goto control panel system settings and disable it. I want a script to be able to be run everytime I install linux to automate the process of disabling the screensaver forever because I would like to install this on 100 computers and would not like to have to go to each machine individually.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 01:07 PM   #2
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How identical are those 100 computers? If they are reasonably close and especially if they are on a network this technique should work very well:
  • Make a bootable Clonezilla CD or USB stick
  • Install one system, do all updates and customizations
  • Boot the clonezilla and run a save disk to a network or external drive
  • Reboot without Clonezilla
  • Boot each of the other systems with Clonezilla and do a restore disk

Oh, BTW, you would need to change the host name for each computer and might want to add/change the user for each but that is another story.

There are other possibilities such as setting up a PXE boot server, or using one machine to clone all the drives but the first is complex and the second is really about the same as the Cloezilla method.

Hope that is helpful.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 01:14 PM   #3
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How identical are those 100 computers? If they are reasonably close and especially if they are on a network this technique should work very well:
  • Make a bootable Clonezilla CD or USB stick
  • Install one system, do all updates and customizations
  • Boot the clonezilla and run a save disk to a network or external drive
  • Reboot without Clonezilla
  • Boot each of the other systems with Clonezilla and do a restore disk

Oh, BTW, you would need to change the host name for each computer and might want to add/change the user for each but that is another story.

There are other possibilities such as setting up a PXE boot server, or using one machine to clone all the drives but the first is complex and the second is really about the same as the Cloezilla method.

Hope that is helpful.
That seems like a good solution but I really need something simpler. Isn't there anyway I can make a custom linux RPM or something that will have the sample code to always disable the screensaver programmed inside of it? Kind of like a custom kickstart so I won't have to keep disabling the screensaver manually?
 
Old 09-30-2009, 01:20 PM   #4
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That seems like a good solution but I really need something simpler. Isn't there anyway I can make a custom linux RPM or something that will have the sample code to always disable the screensaver programmed inside of it? Kind of like a custom kickstart so I won't have to keep disabling the screensaver manually?
Probably, but I have no clue as to how. That sounds harder to me.

Actually I did not mention one of the advantages of the Clonezilla method. It is faster since you don't need to do an install for those 99 machine.
 
  


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