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How to disable screen going blank/off in X11? [duplicate]

Is there a simple way of disabling this? I don't have any power saving constraints currently, as my desktop is always plugged in and I don't mind having it running forever. All of the explanations on ...
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xset: ignore mouse movement when display is blanked

I can blank/turn off display on my laptop with following command: xset dpms force off then, any mouse movement or keyboard press "wakes up" the display. Is it possible to ignore mouse ...
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Xephyr: server does not have extension for -dpms option

when I open new openbox session in Xephyr, the screen goes blank after 10 minutes of inactivity. How can I disable this ? I tried this command: xset -dpms s off but get following error: server does ...
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Why does xset s activate immediately deactivate?

I believe that the command xset s activate is meant to activate the screensaver in X. I tried entering it into a terminal, and it seems to work at first, but the screensaver exits almost straight away ...
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dpms keeps turning itself off periodically

original problem: on waking from screensaver/standby (not sure which), Xorg squishes dual monitors into a single screen, which I can't seem to undo without service xdm restart (I know of on way to ...
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Turn on/off Debian screen / HDMI

I want to turn off / on the screen remotely via SSH / using cron. I'm using Debian 9. I've found some commands, but they're not working at all. I got commands from this answer. These commands are ...
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xautolock locker function stops working after a minute

I have a slightly different way of using xautolock: After I lock the screen (using i3lock in my case), I want the display to turn off after some period of time of inactivity. AND I want it to re-turn ...
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How to set monitor on standby after certain period

Machine: Dell Vostro PC, System: Ubuntu 18.04, Desktop: Gnome 3.28 running Wayland. Is there a command within Linux so that my monitor goes into standby after a fixed period of idle time? I know ...
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What is the best way to handle screenlock and screensaver in Arch/i3?

I recently switched to Manjaro/i3, and I was trying to make i3lock into my screenlock/screensaver, so have it lock the screen after x mn of inactivity, as well as locking the screen upon going to ...
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How do I make xset -b work on the LXDE login screen?

I'm using the boring old LXDE login screen: (source: linuxandubuntu.com) I often hit the wrong few keys for my username or password, backspace them by spamming the relevant key, and then upset ...
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"xset dpms force off" also logout from desktop

I'm using Arch Linux with Gnome as DE and lightdm as display manager. I have a keyboard shortcut with the xset dpms force off command for turning off the laptop monitor. When I execute this command ...
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xset blank screen on idle not working (lubuntu)

I normally set the screen to go blank after N seconds, but after using the machine for a while, it stops working mysteriously. It may be due to the suspend event. Now I try: xset s 2 and the ...
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How can I see the exact properties that are set with xset?

The two main utilities to configure and test X input devices are xinput and xset. The main difference between the two (for what I understand) is that xinput allows a more fine-grained control over ...
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Where is the default repeat rate for xset stored?

If I set keyboard repeat rate with say xset r rate 250 100, disconnect my usb keyboard and then run xset -q, I can see that after disconnecting the keyboard repeat rate is automatically set to the ...
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Debian DPMS - Mplayer

Context I am runnning a Debian Stretch distribution with Cinnamon graphical interface. I use this command to turn off the display xset dpms force off It is useful to me when I want to sleep and ...
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What is the default keyboard autorepeat rate?

I know I can change keyboard autorepeat settings with xset r rate <delay> <rate>. Can anyone tell me the default values on Ubuntu? I've checked the man page and tried googling, to no avail....
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Forcing the screen to go blank

I found this answer to make my screen go blank with xset dpms force off. But most of the times it only works for a brief moment and the screen comes back. I never managed to get this to work an ...
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Display is not capable of DPMS After GNOME Wayland update

Seems like GNOME updated to Wayland which caused a few issues, the biggest is the periodic crash that brings you back to the login screen. Another issue that is hopefully easier to fix is that I can ...
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unable to detect .pcf fonts

i want to install Profonts, and it comes with .pcf (bitmap) files. installing .tff is easy but they don't contain any bitmaps shapes so they might look not as clean as the original i have tried to ...
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Can I force screen blank and ignore input?

I would like to force my screen to blank, and leave it stay blank regardless of what I do with my keyboard and mouse until it receives a command to unblank (kind of like a lock). The commands I know ...
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Ignoring first click event on dpms or screen wakeup

I'm trying to make a screensaver feature (or screen blanking) from user request that allows the screen to go blank and wakeup via user touch input. The problem I'm having is trying to handle the first ...
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Turning off dual monitors with "xset dpms force off" does not work - why?

I would like to turn off my dual monitors by running: xset dpms force off but just the primary monitor is beeing turned off while the other just gets a "black screen" (like if it was turned off) but ...
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