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Re: How to Disable screensaver

Fred Silsbee wrote:

--- On Mon, 9/29/08, Bob Barrett <bobbrrtt earthlink net> wrote:

From: Bob Barrett <bobbrrtt earthlink net>
Subject: Re: How to Disable screensaver
To: fredsilsbee yahoo com, "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 5:27 PM
screensaver is slightly buried.
KDE 4.1 menu->applications->system->system
settings->left column screensaver
Under the menu icon lower left, right click on an item
and select "save to panel"
I'd still like to know how to make the screensaver
stay on indefinitely!
There is some setting in xconfig or one of those
Years ago I knew how to do this.

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Your efforts to adjust the KDE screen saver can be
frustrated by dpms.

dpms is normally setup to blank your screen after 10
minutes. It will
look like the blank screen saver has come on. Dpms is
controlled with
xset. "xset q" prints a longer report than this.
Look for "DPMS" about
two thirds of the way down:

[]$ xset q
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 1200 Suspend: 1800 Off: 2400
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is On

This will blank the screen in X in 10 minutes (1200 would
be 20 minutes,
but in every case, my screns blanked in 10 minutes).

[]$ xset dpms 0 0 0

[]$ xset q
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 0 Suspend: 0 Off: 0
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is On

I set up a script as ~/.kde/Autostart/dpms000 including:

/bin/sleep 5; /usr/bin/xset dpms 0 0 0

The sleep statement was necessary in Fedora and Slackware,
but not in
Debian. I originally named the script dpms-off, but it
would not work in
Debian. The xset man page shows other ways to turn off
dpms, but they
would not work in my machines. Before doing this, the KDE
screen saver
would work at all, unless I set it to come on in less than
ten minutes.
If I set the screen saver to come at 5 minutes, it would
come for 5
minutes, and then the screen went blank. I don't
remember this problem
before fedora 6 or 7.

Incidentally, KDE can be setup with shutdown scripts, also.

~/.kde/shutdown/restoresound :

cp /home/bob/sys.setup/sound/kmixctrlrc \

restores my desired Kmix default sound levels when I
logout, so there
won't be any rude surprises when I next start KDE.


My screensaver KDE 4.1.1 works great using the dialog provided

and with nothing else.

I used kpowersave to allow the screensaver to run indefinitely.

I could not find kpowersave in the lower left icon menus.

I found it at the panel lower right in the form of a little plug.

Whadaya call this section again..it slips my memory

Ooops... I had wondered why I was the only one with this problem.

Oh well... At least I learned more about xset.

Bob Barrett

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