[manjaro-dev] DPMS

Carl Duff cdrw2400 at gmail.com
Wed Nov 13 22:52:12 CET 2013

That's the beauty of it; the commands are not permanent. They are only
executed for the session. I implemented this by adding them to the Openbox
autostart file. I think you might be able to put them in the xfce autostart.

To switch it back on the command is: *xset +dpms. *To put the screensaver
back in it's: *xset s on.* it is also possible to set the duration for the
system to wait before blanking the screen, etc. However, nothing XFCE's own
power manager couldn't handle.

Arch has a good wiki article:

Will add all this to the wiki (already on the forum). Recovering after my
panic SLiM article (SLiM now auto-detects installed desktops).

On 13 November 2013 21:37, Philip Müller <philm at manjaro.org> wrote:

> This is good news. What are the cmds to enable it again?
> How do you implement it into your edition?
> Might be useful to disable it by default but tell people how to enable it
> if needed ...
> Please write it into our wiki at troubleshoot.
> Am 13.11.2013 22:29, schrieb J Fernyhough:
>  Well that might explain why my screen keeps blanking even as I'm using
>> it! Testing that command now.
>> Why has this affected Manjaro? None of the other distros I've used
>> (XFCE desktop or otherwise) have shown this behaviour.
>> J
>> On 13 November 2013 21:25, Carl Duff <cdrw2400 at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi Phil,
>>> Users have been reporting that their screen automatically blank after
>>> 10mins, and that their systems will suspend after about an hour where
>>> idle.
>>> This is despite mucking around with desktop power managers. I have
>>> tracked
>>> the problem to DPMS (Display Power Management Settings), which is
>>> automatically enabled by default.
>>> For Openbox, I have disabled DPMS. The command so disable DPMS and
>>> disable
>>> screen blanking is: xset -dpms; xset s off
>>> Up to you if DPMS should also be disabled on XFCE, etc.
>>> Carl
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