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Old 02-22-2005, 07:14 PM   #1
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Talking Changing the timing of the screensaver from the kernel console and X11???


Sorry for the n00b kind of question, but I honestly dont know how to change the time for the screensaver to start...

I wanna configure the screensaver of the console and X.org... thanks!
 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:05 PM   #2
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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:
Code:
       -powersave on|vsync
              Puts the monitor into VESA vsync suspend mode.

       -powersave hsync
              Puts the monitor into VESA hsync suspend mode.

       -powersave powerdown
              Puts the monitor into VESA powerdown mode.

       -powersave [off]
              Turns off monitor VESA powersaving features.

       -powerdown [0-60]
              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.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 08:08 PM   #3
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If you use xscreensaver as jtshaw pointed, try running: xscreensaver-demo
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:09 PM   #4
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Thanks for the answers guys.

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?
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:17 PM   #5
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Xwindow use DPMS by default if it detects it on your monitor.

To disable that you need to use [code]

xset -dpms

There is screensaver control there too

xset --help in console in xwindow would give you a good idea.


If you set it this way, you need to include the command into .xinitrc. So that the settings are set everytime you restart xwindow.
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:19 PM   #6
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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).
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:24 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by carboncopy
Xwindow use DPMS by default if it detects it on your monitor.

To disable that you need to use [code]

xset -dpms

There is screensaver control there too

xset --help in console in xwindow would give you a good idea.


If you set it this way, you need to include the command into .xinitrc. So that the settings are set everytime you restart xwindow.
xset worked like a charm.

I did a "xset s 1", and the screensaver started every second!!! hahaha, so now I'm setting it to 60.


I dont wanna use xscreensaver... it seems "heavy", I only have 64 MB of RAM, so every MB counts, so, thanks
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:31 PM   #8
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HAHAHAHA "xset b" is amazingly fun!!! try it!!!

You can set the vol, pitch, and duration of the PC Speaker bell, im having a blast right now!!!
 
Old 02-22-2005, 09:51 PM   #9
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HAHAHAHA "xset b" is amazingly fun!!! try it!!!

You can set the vol, pitch, and duration of the PC Speaker bell, im having a blast right now!!!
Yuh, can use this to phreak phone, if it still works nowadays. An instant MultiFrequeny'er (MF'er) on your desktop.
 
  


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