Changing the timing of the screensaver from the kernel console and X11???
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To change the console (aka text mode, no X) screen powersaving options check out the setterm command.
setterm powersaving options stolen directly from the man page:
Puts the monitor into VESA vsync suspend mode.
Puts the monitor into VESA hsync suspend mode.
Puts the monitor into VESA powerdown mode.
Turns off monitor VESA powersaving features.
Sets the VESA powerdown interval in minutes. Without an argu-
ment, defaults to 0 (disable powerdown). If the console is
blanked or the monitor is in suspend mode, then the monitor will
go into vsync suspend mode or powerdown mode respectively after
this period of time has elapsed.
For purposes of x, xscreensaver has a configuration program if that is what you use. KDE and Gnome have there own screen saver configuration methods, usually provided in the system utils second of the menu.
But here's an issue... if I start xscreensaver-demo, it says that the daemon is not running... and if I leave the computer in X, without use for 10 minutes aprox... it gets black screen, now that's odd... maybe its using the screensaver of the kernel... is that possible?
Nope, the X server comes with DPMS enabled by default and with default configuration (blank screen after 10 mins :P). You can avoid it by running xscreensaver (the daemon) and then set it using xscreensaver-demo (note that you'll need to run the daemon everytime you start X).