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Old 12-19-2003, 07:00 PM   #1
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SlackWare 9.1 Mouse-Constant Movement


I have a rather difficlut question.. here goes..
Well I have a lcd monitor which auto shuts off after maybe 10 or 15 minutes of no mouse or keyboard movement. Ive set all configs in slackware to dispable screen blanking and the like but this is a option built into my monitor.
My question is: Does anyone know of what config file or input device file or a script that can be written to say move the mouse pointer just like a small amount (say 1 pixel up or something) like once every 5 minutes, so that my monitor will not blank the screen when I watch Movies or TV.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 07:43 PM   #2
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I'll venture a guess here, but perhaps theres an option in your BIOS?

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Old 12-19-2003, 08:05 PM   #3
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Most tv software and multimedia software (xawtv, totem, xine, mplayer etc.) has the ability to interact with xscreensaver. My advice is first make sure you are using xscreensaver then, if not already enabled, make sure the multimedia software has screensaver interaction enabled.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:08 PM   #4
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I dont use xscreensaver and have the deamon disabled. I dont use linux in a normal user account. I know you should but I dont like haveing to, in some cases relogin as root, to perform cetrain actions. And Xscreensaver will not start when logged in as root unless access is given to all users which would allow access to my screen from any user.

Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-19-2003, 09:32 PM   #5
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I personally never log in as root, I always open a console and "su" to work on files. I suggest you do the same, unless of course you are experimenting :~] in which case:

!!carry-on!!
 
Old 12-20-2003, 11:27 PM   #6
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Yea Ive just begun to use slackware as my only operating system and I dont really know to much about the way the file permissions and everything work yet or how users are set up in slackware.
 
Old 12-21-2003, 07:43 AM   #7
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At first I used to log in as root, while my linux knowledge was limited, and thats ok. But after a while I noticed that the whole point of the exercise is to have a stable system. If you run a program as root it then has the abiliy to alter any file on your system without any further permission from you (like windows98).
If, however, you run your system as a normal user, the only files you can muck up are in your home folder (/home/*username*) or in the temporary files folder (/tmp/*yourtempfiles*), therefore once you have got your system up and running it is rarely nessecary to work on files as root. Lets face it, if you muck up you user account, all you have to do is start again with a new user:- ctrl+alt+F6 log in as root then type "useradd" to add a new user then try again! As long as you only do specific system related tasks when logged in as root you cannot go wrong (well nearly!). Tasks such as installing/uninstalling or adjusting system setting in /etc.
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