cannot get screen out of black/black mode...
kline at tao.thought.org
Sun Nov 4 14:18:31 PST 2007
On Sun, Nov 04, 2007 at 07:22:07AM -0500, Randy Pratt wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Nov 2007 22:14:18 -0800
> Gary Kline <kline at tao.thought.org> wrote:
> > Where do I set up the screen to never go blan? both in console
> > (white on black) mode and in X? Every so often my video card
> > driver (mga) remains blank after 10 to 15 minutes. And gets
> > stuck in this mode. --FWIW, this did not happen in xorg-6.9--
> > only in the 7.x versions. My hunch is to never let the screen
> > blank. The screensaver does seem to work, tho.
> Blanking in console mode is controlled by /etc/defaults/rc.conf:
> blanktime="300" # blank time (in seconds) or "NO" to turn it off.
> Put your override in /etc/rc.conf .
> Xorg blanking can be set via "xset". To see your settings run
> "xset q". If you run "xset" without arguments, you can get hints
> on settings:
> For screen-saver control:
> s [timeout [cycle]] s default s on
> s blank s noblank s off
> s expose s noexpose
> s activate s reset
> For more detail, see "man xset".
Ty, ty, ty! For unknown reasons (I don't know how I screwed up
and set this:-), I also set the screen to require my passwd to
bring it back to life. But that's another issue; it'll be awhile
before I figure out the widgets and gimmicks of Gnome/KDE.
You've givenme a jump.
Will Gnome choke if I put the ``xset [foobar]'' string in ~/.gnome2?
I want to add some initiation commands for the window manager and
the gnome-[stuff] seems to choke if I make the slightest fumble.
> You may also have some window manager screensaver mode to contend
Hm... Well, I'll experiment. One at a time; blanktime=NO
or xset s off.
> Also as a side, since you're using the xf86-video-mga driver, see
Wow, that is very close to my problems:: with my G450 and
the mga-1.9.100, my screen was only bright at 800x600. My
workaround,, suggested by a gent in OZ was to use xgamma.
xgamma -gamma 0.100 only works up to 1280x1024; but I've got
32megs on this video card, which is plenty. I haven't written a
dev driver in years. The patch code looks interesting.
I didn't understand that I could file a PR thru FBSD for an
xorg driver fault... .
Gary Kline kline at thought.org www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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