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Date:      Wed, 10 Aug 2011 22:21:50 +0100
From:      Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: How to turn off screen blanking
Message-ID:  <20110810212150.GA38228@orange.esperance-linux.co.uk>
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On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 04:04:42PM -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>
> I have a kiosk system I am almost done building and the last snag is
> attempting to make it so idle time (no keyboard or mouse attached) does n=
ot
> blank the screen.   I have already tried the following:
>=20
> vidcontrol -S off
> disabling acpi and apmd from the kernel config
> enabling dpms via the kernel config and then running xset -dpms
>=20
> Any other ideas?

IIRC your kiosk machine is just a browser running on X.

In that case, make sure dpms is enabled and try:

$ xset dpms 0 0 0

That should disable any blanking.


Regards,

--=20

 Frank

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