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Old 02-20-2004, 12:44 PM   #1
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powersave on activate with activity ?!


We have some trouble with setterm option.

2 main question :

1 - we use setterm -blank 1 -powersave on -powerdown 1
so, ok 1 minutes without activity, the screen goes to powersave mode.
the problem is, when we play a movie with mplayer (console mode), it goes to powersave mode too then 1 minute past.
Isn't a movie some activity ??

2 - we want to schedule a setterm modification with cron.
we made a script with the following lines :
export TERM
setterm -blank 0 -powersave off

if we dont define TERM, crond forward an error, TERM not define
and in any case, crond says it can not (un)set powersave.
and finally, even -blank 0 doesn't seams to apply
so the screesaver is still active.

any idea ?



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