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Old 09-26-2004, 06:04 PM   #1
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Blank screen saver in 10.0?


Just installed MDK 10.0 the other day, and I noticed that there is no blank screen screensaver included. All I want is for the screen to go black after X minutes. Every other distro I've ever seen has this option. Why would this be left out? More importantly, how do I add it to the screen saver list?

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Old 09-26-2004, 06:39 PM   #2
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hi and welcome to LQ.

try "xscreensaver" at the command line. if it's installed that's an easy way to set it up. it really depends how you're setting up the screensaver. what desktop environment or window manager are you using? (ex: KDE, Gnome, etc.)
 
Old 09-26-2004, 07:20 PM   #3
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xscreensaver is installed. It appears to be a Gnome app and I'm running KDE 3.2. There are quite a few screensavers installed in the KDE control center, but no option to run a black screen. I want to save my idle cycles for SETI number crunching rather than some openGL graphics that no one will ever see. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 07:23 PM   #4
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in that case just turn off screensavers and tell your monitor to go into sleep mode after x minutes. have you tried xscreensaver?
 
Old 09-26-2004, 07:56 PM   #5
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I loaded xscreensaver, and it does have an option for blank screen only. Will it work for KDE? I figured KDE could only be configured with KDE apps.

Does anyone know the name of the default KDE screensaver RPM? Maybe I could reinstall it.
 
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i think it's not listed as "blank" with all the other screensavers. it should just be an entirely separate option.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 08:09 PM   #7
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I just decided to turn off the screensaver and use power management to do the job.

I installed Fedore Core 2 about two weeks ago, and I know I saw that option in the KDE "Configure Your Desktop" app in the Screen Saver section. For some reason, it's not in the MDK version. Oh well.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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