At a command prompt try xset -q (you must do this as root, while x windows is running).
This will output the x windows settings. In the output you'll see a section that looks something like:
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 1200 Suspend: 1800 Off: 2400
DPMS is Enabled
To completely disable these features you could use the command xset -dpms,
Or you can set the values for the various actions to something more agreeable, or disable only certain features by setting their respective values to 0.
For example if you wanted to extend their times by one minute you would use the command xset dpms 1201 1801 2401
Or if you wanted to just change the last value by one xset dpms 1200 1800 2401
The first number is the standby timeout, the second is the suspend timeout, and the third is the off.
Remember to post back if it did/didn't work for you so others can learn from your experience.
Last edited by Grasshopper; 05-03-2004 at 02:42 AM.