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Old 07-26-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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how to disable "automatic screen saver" on thinkpad T21

hello, my thinkpad screen blacks out every five minutes, in both terminal and GUI. i suspect it's there for saving the battery, but it's really annoying when you're watching dvd's, so i would like to disable it. how can this be done?

Old 07-27-2005, 05:49 PM   #2
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Look in /etc/X11/xorg.conf and find a line;
Option "DPMS" change it to;
#Option "DPMS"
restart X
What happens?
Old 07-28-2005, 08:31 AM   #3
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no, the screen still goes black at five minutes, in both terminal and X :-(

(and btw, as i forgot to mention in my original mail, i use mandrake 10.1)


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