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Old 01-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #1
Stephen Morgan
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How to stop screen blanking during inactivity


Running -current, the screen goes black after a few minutes of inactivity, except when watching videos.

I'd like to disable this behaviour, but don't know how. Sometimes I want to read slowly or just watch a flash video and the screen blanking briefly interrupts me.

My window manager is ratpoison, but as this also happens when I'm using the TTYs, I don't think that's anything to do with it.
 
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Old 01-04-2012, 02:35 PM   #2
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If you start your window manager with startx, you can put these lines in your ~/.xinitrc file.
Code:
/usr/bin/xset -dpms
/usr/bin/xset s off
This disables DPMS (Energy Star) and the screensaver. See also man xset.
 
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