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Old 10-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Question Kubuntu with Fluxbox: Screensavers and power management?

Hello all,

I have Kubuntu 13.10 up and running and I decided to give Fluxbox a try so I installed it via Muon with no issues. Now in my login manager I'm able to select Fluxbox as an option and log in without any problems. I have a few related questions.

1.) I don't believe Fluxbox uses Kubuntu's screensavers - should it?
2.) If not, should I go with something like xscreensaver?
3.) I've noticed that in Fluxbox, after some time of inactivity the screen turns off. Where do I configure the time it takes to turn off the screen?
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If your display uses dpms, that could be why the screen is blanking.

I'm unsure as to why you'd want to use fluxbox in a KDE distribution? You'd be better off with a lighter distribution and just installing xorg, fluxbox and whatever else you need from scratch...

Anyway, to load the screensaver, or anything else, you need to add it to your ~/.fluxbox/startup

Any services (e.g. network and volume applets, power manager, etc) you want to run at startup need to be added here.

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