Screensaver issue

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at
Sun Dec 28 09:21:15 PST 2003

Jesse Sheidlower <jester at> writes:

> I recently spent some time with portupgrade, fixing a bunch of
> messed-up dependencies and ensuring that my GNOME was fully
> updated to 2.4. When I was done, most things were pretty much
> the same, but now my screen turns off after about five minutes
> or so. This is not apparently related to xscreensaver, which 
> is set not to go on until 30 minutes pass.
> Are there other screensavers that might be running, or some
> other explanation for the screen turning off after such a short
> time? Any mouse movement or keyboard touch turns it on again.

Check "xset q".
My guess would be you have DPMS enabled.

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