Joined: 26 May 2006 Posts: 2946 Location: Southampton, UK
Posted: Mon 09 Apr 2007, 03:48 Post subject:
if the screen blanking is being caused by X then it is because DPMS is enabled in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. In your monitor section you will have
and in your Server Layout section you will have something like
Option "Offtime" "4"
to turn the screen off after 4 minutes
To disable blanking permanently you can comment out these and restart X.
To disable blanking temporarily use the xset command, this command has to be left running to be effective I have a small script that I start when I want to disable blanking it is
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