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Re: dpms control?



On Saturday 20 June 2020 20:57:38 David Wright wrote:

> On Sat 20 Jun 2020 at 20:37:09 (-0400), Gene Heskett wrote:
> > 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
> >                         fadfffefffedffff
> >                         9fffffffffffffff
> >                         fff7ffffffffffff
> >   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
> > Colors:
> >   default colormap:  0x20    BlackPixel:  0x0    WhitePixel: 
> > 0xffffff Font Path:
> >  
> > /usr/share/fonts/X11/misc,/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled,/usr
> >/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled,/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1,/usr/shar
> >e/fonts/X11/100dpi,/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi,built-ins 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?
>
> If the system insists on setting dpms, can you change those three
> numbers with   dpms 1 2 3   only using some *very* large numbers.
>
> (DE stuff is beyond me.)
>
> Cheers,
> David.


I just gave that a try, with 3000 6000 and 9000
But ISTR doing that once before, quite a ways up the log and having it 
reset to 450 300 600 in a half hour.

I'll track it and see in the night when I'm up to water the daisys.  
Diabetic old farts like me are doomed to do that, its one way we get rid 
of surplus sugar.

Thanks.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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