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#1 2013-09-13 09:53:49

dooffas
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Registered: 2013-09-02
Posts: 7

Disable Screensaver / Screen Blank / Screen Lock

I am attempting to disable screensaver, screen blank and screen lock via the command line. This is because the settings will be applied in an unattended install.

From my own research this appears to be possible through xorg.conf.

I have tried setting:

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option          "BlankTime" "0"
    Option          "StandbyTime" "0"
    Option          "OffTime" "0"
    Option          "SuspendTime" "0"
EndSection

Also:
        Option "DPMS" "false"
in the Monitor section.

But even with these settings, when the machine is inactive for a period of time, the screen blanks and shortly after locks (password is required to disable screen blank).

Can someone please point me in the right direction?

Thanks

----------EDIT----------
Running XFCE 4.1 under Fedora 19

Last edited by dooffas (2013-09-13 09:54:43)

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#2 2013-09-13 20:57:39

azim
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Registered: 2013-06-16
Posts: 14

Re: Disable Screensaver / Screen Blank / Screen Lock

maybe take a look into .xscreensaver for possible settings, also new config for screesaver is in /etc/skel that should be empty with blank only afaik ...

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#3 2013-09-13 21:05:46

dooffas
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Registered: 2013-09-02
Posts: 7

Re: Disable Screensaver / Screen Blank / Screen Lock

In a last ditch effort to get this sorted, I removed the xscreensaver package. Alas, this did not solve the issue. The screen still blanks after a length of time. I have however managed to disable the 'screenblanking' with the xset utility. However cannot get it to persist after reboot.

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#4 2013-09-13 22:00:32

daggoth
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From: New Zealand
Registered: 2009-03-05
Posts: 42

Re: Disable Screensaver / Screen Blank / Screen Lock

dooffas wrote:

I have however managed to disable the 'screenblanking' with the xset utility. However cannot get it to persist after reboot.

Add your xset commands to a startup script - a script can be scheduled to run during startup from Session_and_Startup-->Application_Autostart. But beyond that, check and disable the monitor settings in the preferences for xfce4-power-manager too.

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