Re: auto blanking screen is not working
On Mon 21 Apr 2014 at 12:49:43 +0100, Brian wrote:
> On Mon 21 Apr 2014 at 14:14:03 +0300, Andrei POPESCU wrote:
> > On Du, 20 apr 14, 14:26:02, Brian wrote:
> > >
> > > Screen blanking is completely under user control in Debian. First read
> > > xset(1). Then create the file ~/.xsessionrc and put the wanted commands
> > > in it. 'xset s dpms 10' might be worth a go.
> > Depending on what you want to achieve :p
> Indeed. Hopefully the OP will combine reading the manual with a search
> on the web. Commands to tested can be run in a terminal before finally
> being committed to a file.
There are always gotchas, aren't there?
Whatever is set in ~/.xsessionrc may be undone by the window manager or
DE settings. The tested commands may work in a terminal but they could
be overridden during the bringing up of the X session. To illustrate:
'xset r off' works from an xterm in Xfce4; put it in ~/.xsessionrc and
it can be reversed by 'Enable key repeat' in Xfce4's keyboard settings.
If the WM or DE uses power management facilities 'xset s' may not work
So it is quite possible the OP may have to look to getting screen
blanking to work within gnome3 using power management.