[mythtv-users] Help me disable screen blanking in FC7

David Brodbeck gull at gull.us
Wed Oct 10 16:49:00 UTC 2007

On Oct 10, 2007, at 12:47 AM, James Fidell wrote:

> Jason McMillon wrote:
>>> Thanks for the suggestion...
>>> The following seems to be working for me:
>>> /usr/bin/xset s off
>>> /usr/bin/xset -dpms
>>> I think when I installed xinetd it overwrote my default settings,  
>>> and
>>> for some reason
>>> my perform on login script isn't working.  I am going to drop the
>>> above in my rc.local file and see if works on reboots.
>>> Thanks for the help!!
>>> Jason
>> Well, neither the rc.local or the above recommendation worked.  The
>> only thing that works is:
>> /usr/bin/xset s off
>> /usr/bin/xset -dpms
>> Any ideas how to correct.  I am fairly sure it's xinetd doing this.
>> My start up script is located in /home/mythtv/.kde/Autostart/ and
>> includes the above but does not seem to work...
> rc.local isn't likely to work in this case as it gets executed outside
> the X environment.  I *believe* though, that starting up the window
> manager (kde/gnome/whatever) turning off the screensaver should be the
> equivalent of "xset s off".

Or put the commands in either /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession or /etc/X11/ 
xinit/xinitrc, depending on whether you're using a graphical login or  
booting in text mode and running 'startx'.

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