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Re: screenblanker vs login

I've been trying on and off for a year or so to get it so the monitor
was powered off, or at least the backlight was turned off.  Pretty
much gave up.  I think Windows manages to do it.  It's supposed to be
in the DPMS stuff.

On 2/13/18, Gene Heskett <gheskett@shentel.net> wrote:
> On Tuesday 13 February 2018 09:34:44 Wookey wrote:
>> On 2018-02-05 12:12 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> > How do I shut the screenblanker off on an arm64.
>> It's no different on arm than any other arch SFAIK. This is probably a
>> debian-user question really.
>> > I have looked around in the xfce menu's looking for blanker timing
>> > and such, but they aren't there. xset gets reset to its defaults ,
>> > which is way too fast, on a reboot.
>> >
>> > So how do I completely disable this so I can actually get something
>> > done? 450 seconds is not enough to get logged in even.
>> You can set screen blank times for XFCE in 'Settings'->'Power
>> Manager', 'Display tab.  or run xfce4-power-manager-settings. There
>> you can set times, or just tell it not to blank or power-down at all.
>> It is possible that you _also_ have something like xscreensaver
>> installed, whcih may be trying to manage the screen too. You can just
>> uninstall that.
>> > And nothing related to ssh works until xfce is up and running.
>> The openssh dameon is independent of the desktop and will start
>> first. If you don't start the desktop ssh should still work.
>> Wookey
> None of that is any real help with the problem, which is once locked, not
> even John the ripper can find a working password to let you back in.
> But I did fix it, with my usual damn the topedo's attitude, I removed the
> exec perms from both of the light-locker utilities, and killed those in
> memory.  Now the blanker kicks in but does not invoke dpms to turn the
> monitor off (I won't say it ever did) , and I can walk back over to it,
> touch the mouse or the spacebar on the keyboard, and I am instantly
> looking at a screen ready to go back to work. Sure beats having to hit
> the reset to reboot it in the middle of a longer job, like building a
> realtime kernel.
> dpms, FWIW, doesn't work on a jessie install on a pi-3b either. The
> blanker does blank, but does not power down the monitor.
> --
> Cheers, Gene Heskett
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