I'm running Gnome on Fedora Core 6. I am (was) using acpid. I want to disable "away" or sleep mode because this comp is hooked up to some "monitoring" screens which display an automatically refreshing webpage 24x7 to look fancy. I have tried the following already:
-disabled screensaver in gnome
-service stop acpid (ps -ef still shows [kacpid] and not even a kill -9 will stop it. is this pertinent?)
-there are no power save options in the BIOS, just options for what devices can bring it out of sleep mode
just in case it had anything to do with the monitor i've done "xset -dpms" and "xset dpms 0 0 0" and commented out Option DPMS in my xorg. Now the screen still goes black after 20 mins or so, but the monitors stay on
Is there anything else i can try?!? why is it still doing it, ive completely shut off the acpi daemon. grawrrr! If nothing else, I was thinking of making a cron script that spawns an gnome terminal then closes it right away or some crap. anyone else have a better suggestion?
Thanks very much guys!