cannot get screen out of black/black mode...

James oscartheduck at
Sun Nov 4 16:43:32 PST 2007

> > 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.

I always deal with this through system->preferences->screensaver preferences
in Gnome. It allows you to configure everything, from whether the screen
blanks through whether you need a password to wake up.

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