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Re: Stretch: xfce and xscreensaver




On Sat 29 Jul 2017 at 07:57:49 (-0700), Patrick Bartek wrote:
> On Fri, 28 Jul 2017 22:08:41 -0500 David Wright
> <deblis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > On Thu 27 Jul 2017 at 14:18:47 (-0700), Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 07:35:24AM -0700, Patrick Bartek wrote:
> > > > > Or do what I did: dispense with a screensaver entirely.  Haven't
> > > > > used one in years.  Waste of CPU cycles.  Besides modern
> > > > > computer screens don't even need them anymore.  They aren't
> > > > > prone to image burning like tube-type monitors were.  I just
> > > > > use xset or a power management utility, if installed, to
> > > > > "sleep" the monitor display after a set time of system
> > > > > idleness. Works great.
> > 
> > […]
> > 
> > >  I lock my screen manually, too.  Much of my work involves studying
> > > what's on the screen without any input.  It's an annoyance when it
> > > "blanks" and I have to log back in disrupting my train of thought.
> > 
> > As you use xset, can't you just define a key to set a really long
> > timeout like   xset dpms 9000 9000 9000 ; xset s 9000 9000
> > to prevent it blanking? (And one to revert if you feel the need.)
> 
> I set xset for 20 minutes . . . 12000.

(That's 200 minutes.)

> Works well 98% of the
> time.  Never looked at the s option.

That could be your problem then.

> But it looks like it's for
> overridding a screensaver which I don't use or even have installed.

I believe X has a screensaver built in. From   man xset

 s  The  s  option lets you set the screen saver parameters.

You can check it out by typing   xset s 5 5

> I
> still prefer to lock the screen manually though, if I'm going to be
> away for a while.

Same here; I use   vlock -a   in a VC.

Cheers,
David.