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Re: xset somehow broken?

On Tuesday 17 December 2002 17:20, DEFFONTAINES Vincent wrote:
> I used to use "xset -s off" to poweroff screen blanking on X when I was
> watching TV on my desktop in the past.
> Now it seems that this option, though remaning documented (in xset manpage)
> is broken? Running Xfree4.2 on Debian unstable, it doesnt prevent the screen
> from blanking after 20 minutes without keyboard/mouse input.
> Someone suggested I use "xset -dpms" which should perform what I wish,
> anyway, does anyone have a clue about the "xset -s off" being broken? Does
> it deserve a bug report?

Wait a minute.
"xset s off" works for me.
I even do not need it when watching TV if I watch in fullscreen.

My guess is, that you have a BIOS, that is able to detect missing
(key/mouse) input and activate some kind of power-saving.
In this case, "xset s off" would be of no help.
Look in your BIOS and deactivate it there.

HTH, Michael

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