Screen Blanking in X

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Wed Jul 29 17:01:13 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jul 29, 2009 at 12:59:48PM -0400, William O'Higgins Witteman wrote:
> I am trying to turn off the powersaving features of X, specifically
> screen blanking, display powerdown etc.
> I do this because I turn off my monitor when I am not in front of it,
> but when I turn it back on, I want it to come right back.  Also, when I
> am watching something I don't want the screen to blank while I'm in the
> middle.
> I started here:
> and updated my xorg.conf with this:
>   Option      "BlankTime" "0"
>   Option      "Standby" "0"
>   Option      "Suspend" "0"
>   Option      "OffTime" "0"
> Unfortunately, this is not doing the trick - it is still in a
> screen-blanked state when I return to it later.  (Yes, I restarted X,
> but good idea.)
> Does anyone know where else this might be set?  (Debian testing is the
> distro.)  Thanks.

Option "DPMS"?

gnome-power-manager?  (That one took me a while to find in the past)


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