Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174103
Screen saver not disabled with xset s off & xset -dpms
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:17 EST
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Description of problem:
The screen goes blank even though I've entered xset s off and xset -dpms on the console window which disables blanking in earlier FedoraCore distributions.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.type xset s off + xset -dpms on the root console
3.screen goes blank
Actual Results: Screen goes blank
Expected Results: Screen stays on, no screen saver, no power management
Please file a bug report in X.Org bugzilla, at http://bugs.freedesktop.org in
the "xorg" component. In your bug report, indicate that you are using the
X11R7 RC2 release (18.104.22.1682), and attach your X server log and config file.
Since X11R7 is in freeze right now, be sure to flag your bug report as
blocking bug 1690, the release blocker bug.
Once you've filed your report to X.Org, please paste the URL here and
Red Hat will track the upstream bug report, and review any fixes that
become available for consideration in future builds for Fedora.
Thanks in advance.
Setting status to "NEEDINFO_REPORTER", and awaiting upstream
bug URL for tracking.
Ok, so it seems that there's a component on the desktop environment that
controls the screen saver as well and that has to be set also to allow the
screen to stay on. I'm not sure if this is a bug, but ofcourse it would be nice
if the "xset s off" + "xset -dpms" would do the job without additional work
Any application can enable or disable DPMS, or configure it via X protocol.
xset is only one application which allows you to set DPMS. There is no
way to prevent other applications from modifying the DPMS settings, as there
is no way to know which client is connecting, in order to allow/deny based
on the client. It wouldn't be desireable to do this anyway, as some people
use and prefer to use xset, while other people prefer to do things via GNOME
or KDE control panels, or some other desktop system.
This is not a bug, but is a feature of the X Window System, much in the same
way that any application can set the wallpaper on the root window, or any
one of a number of other settings.
Since it appears you've discovered some other application was affecting
the DPMS settings, I'm concluding this is not a bug, and setting the
status to reflect.
Setting status to "NOTABUG"