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Old 11-19-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
dasbooter
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Scripting a work around to turn off monitor with xscreensaver


I am trying to use the electricsheep screensaver but for some reason it seems to be the only one that wont let the monitor go into an off state (other hacks work). I have posted on the maintainer of electricsheeps web site but I would like to get some help to script a work-around. Xscreensaver provides for interaction with scripts with xscreensaver-command watch so a script can be run on start and stop of the screensaver. I would like to have xscreensaver start a script that lets the screensaver run (BLANKS) for awhile then does an xset dpms force off. If somebody interrupts the screensaver (the screen UNBLANKS) I would like the script that was started to stop so the screen doesnt get forced off. So far all my attempts have been feeble I think because of the way the process the script calls are spawned but I am not sure. Here is the code for the xscreensaver monitor script. You put the 2 scripts in the same directory that you want run with the BLANKING and UNBLANKING of the screen.

Code:
#!/usr/bin/perl

my $blanked = 0; open (IN, "xscreensaver-command -watch |"); while (<IN>) { if (m/^(BLANK|LOCK)/) { if (!$blanked) { system "startcountdown"; $blanked = 1; } } elsif (m/^UNBLANK/) { system "killer"; $blanked = 0; } }
In this instance my 2 scripts are called startcountdown and killer
 
  


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