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Anthony Campbell 06-03-2008 05:20 PM

Can't turn off screen blanking -SOLVED
On 03 Jun 2008, Anthony Campbell wrote:
> I'm using Sid on a Thinkpad Z61M. I can't turn off screen blanking,
> which happens after about 10 min. I don't have either KDE or Gnome; just
> icewm.
> I've used "xset s noblank" and "xset -dpms" and I've removed
> xscreensaver; no luck. I can't see anything in the BIOS that I can turn
> off. Any ideas?
> Anthony

Following up to myself, I realized that I'd misinterpreted the man page.
"xset s noblank" doesn't do what I supposed it did; I should have used
"xset s off", which works.


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