I am running Cubieez on a Cubieboard2, I need to disable screen saver and power management, I've followed several tutorials about but none seems to work, I've written:

xset s off.
xset -dpms
xset s noblank
exec /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager

In ~/.xinitrc but the board keeps going to blank. What's more interesting is that if I enter xset -dpms in the command line it works and stops the power management, so I wonder is if it really reading the ~/.xinitrc file.


Unless you are starting your graphical environment using startx or xinit, ~/.xinitrc is not being read. You should add the lines to your ~/.profile instead.

To make sure they are only run when you have an active X session, use:

if [ ! -t 0 ]; then
    set s off.
    xset -dpms
    xset s noblank
    exec /etc/alternatives/x-session-manager
  • wierd, i did what you said, .profile is in /root, i wrote what you said but monitor goes to blank anyway, any other idea on what can be happenig? – user1775274 Jun 16 '14 at 2:49

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