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Old 05-26-2015, 10:29 AM   #1
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Question Screensaver - Turn off permanently


Hi. I am using RHEL 6.5 and I want the display to stay permanently on; i.e. no screen saver.
I run xset s off from command line and that is fine, but comes back after reboot.
Can anyone tell me which config file I need to put the xset command in to make it permanent? Is the syntax the same as on the command line?
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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So disable the screensaver in your desktop manager control center. Or run xset each time automatically e.g. autostart programs.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 10:46 AM   #3
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Thanks Veera
I want the screensaver to be disabled system-wide (ie for all users).
Therefore I thought it would be more appropriate to do this at the point that X initialises - so it would affect anyone who logs in.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 11:07 AM   #4
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Do you mean the annoying monitor blanking after 10 minutes inactivity, or an actual screensaver software like xscreensaver? If it is just the blanking, you could turn it off in X server configuration:

Code:
Section "ServerFlags"
        Option "BlankTime" "0"
        Option "StandbyTime" "0"
        Option "SuspendTime" "0"
        Option "OffTime" "0"
EndSection
I don't known where the X server configuration is exactly in your CentOS version, it should be a file "xorg.conf" or optionally (in newer X versions) a directory "xorg.conf.d" with several files. In both cases under /etc/ or /etc/X11.
 
Old 05-26-2015, 11:18 AM   #5
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Try this https://pypi.python.org/pypi/screensaver-icon
 
  


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