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Date:      Wed, 10 Aug 2011 17:26:31 -0400
From:      Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman@gmail.com>
To:        Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk>
Cc:        FreeBSD Mailing List <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: How to turn off screen blanking
Message-ID:  <CAGBxaXk_x6j-Lc7rucA9C0Q6EadRvPDLMZovf-Gz6ub2haqnkA@mail.gmail.com>
In-Reply-To: <20110810212150.GA38228@orange.esperance-linux.co.uk>
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Thanks!!! will tell you the results (yes it is a browser only thing... boot
into ff to a specific URL and dial out via a 3g USB wireless modem [the
second part took over 2 weeks of fiddling to get all three brands of modems
that will be used in production to work])

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 5:21 PM, Frank Shute <frank@shute.org.uk> wrote:

> 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
> not
> > blank the screen.   I have already tried the following:
> >
> > vidcontrol -S off
> > disabling acpi and apmd from the kernel config
> > enabling dpms via the kernel config and then running xset -dpms
> >
> > 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,
>
> --
>
>  Frank
>
>  Contact info: http://www.shute.org.uk/misc/contact.html
>
>
>



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