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Re: dpms control?

On Saturday 20 June 2020 20:13:08 davidson wrote:

> On Sat, 20 Jun 2020, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > On Saturday 20 June 2020 18:22:56 davidson wrote:
> >> On Sat, 20 Jun 2020, Gene Heskett wrote:
> >>> Greetings all;
> >>> I am running an app that gets messed up if the screen blanker
> >>> kicks in, so I used xset to shut off dpms. Has no effect.  So how
> >>> do I shut the screen blanker down for the jobs duration?
> Since we seem to be troubleshooting, what is the output of
>   $ xset q
gene@coyote:/media$ xset q
Keyboard Control:
  auto repeat:  on    key click percent:  10    LED mask:  00000000
  XKB indicators:
    00: Caps Lock:   off    01: Num Lock:    off    02: Scroll Lock: off
    03: Compose:     off    04: Kana:        off    05: Sleep:       off
    06: Suspend:     off    07: Mute:        off    08: Misc:        off
    09: Mail:        off    10: Charging:    off    11: Shift Lock:  off
    12: Group 2:     off    13: Mouse Keys:  off
  auto repeat delay:  594    repeat rate:  14
  auto repeating keys:  00ffffffdffffbbf
  bell percent:  50    bell pitch:  400    bell duration:  100
Pointer Control:
  acceleration:  20/10    threshold:  4
Screen Saver:
  prefer blanking:  no    allow exposures:  yes
  timeout:  0    cycle:  0
  default colormap:  0x20    BlackPixel:  0x0    WhitePixel:  0xffffff
Font Path:
DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 450    Suspend: 600    Off: 900
  DPMS is Disabled

But if I repeat that query half san hour later, something has re-enabled 
dpms.  Murphy?

> Might shed some light. To somebody.
> Also, figuring out what "screen blanker" we are really dealing with
> might help. Any hits for this?
>   $ man -k kpowersave
> And do you have one of these?
>   ~/.trinity/share/config/kdesktoprc
I found this in that file:


> >>> Building a device to rock the mouse back and forth at 1 minute
> >>> intervals seems like a huge waste of time and metal cutting tools
> >>> to make it.
> Honestly, that sounds pretty cool.
> >>> So, how can I kill the blanker for several hours or all day/night
> >>> if need be?
> >>
> >> What is your Desktop Environment?
> >
> > TDE r14.0.8, on stretch.
> So, weird KDE. Okay.
> Does systemd start tdm for you, or do you manually startx instead?
> Something else entirely?

tdm has its own startup, like old 3.5 KDE. Its unk if systemd is involved 
by this user.


Cheers, Gene Heskett
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