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Screen going blank?

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#1 defurman


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Posted 05 January 2011 - 06:50 AM

I am running Crunchbang Linux and think its one of the best distro's i have tried but can someone tell me how to stop the screen from going blank every so often please!

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Posted 05 January 2011 - 08:42 AM

Maybe it has something to do with the disclaimer:

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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:37 AM

Is it possibly the screensaver settings? I'm not sure how to check that in the Debian-based version as I used the Ubuntu-based version some months ago.


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 03:15 PM

Below is a copy of a post that I found with a Google search :

here is what I have found that worked. This has removed the screen saver which is ok for me.
I did a this from the root directory in a terminal.

sudo find -iname autostart.sh

This returned

then I did this

sudo vim /etc/[yourusername]/openbox/autostart.sh
and in
sudo vim /etc/skel/.config/openbox/autostart.sh

and commented out this line in autostart.sh

#gnome-screensaver &

I also removed them
sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
sudo apt-get remove gnome-power-manager

Here is a link to the original forum discussion :

Here is a forum discussion on the subject at the crunchbang linux forum :

Hope this helps,

#5 slare


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Posted 09 January 2011 - 10:20 PM

Most likely screensaver settings

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