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Old 05-06-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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Disabling screen blanking when idle in fluxbox

Sorry for the weird thread title, but I'm not sure what the official term is for what I'm trying to do.

Basically, I'm using fluxbox, and if I do not press a key for 5 minutes my screen goes blank.

I would like to disable this feature, but don't know where to look.

Any ideas?
Old 05-06-2005, 02:56 PM   #2
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put this into your ~/.fluxbox/startup, or some other X startup file you use. It will disable the screen blanking. (btw, you used the exact official terms in your title.. (
xset s off
Ofcourse you could also manually enter it every time you want it off.
Old 05-06-2005, 08:44 PM   #3
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You could also edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and add

Option "DPMS" "off"

Old 05-06-2005, 10:29 PM   #4
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Thanks guys.

Exact official title

The answer is always so simple when you know the right command


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