Bug 50894 - Need to disable X screen blanking during install
Summary: Need to disable X screen blanking during install
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: roswell
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Brent Fox
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-04 15:51 UTC by Sean Dilda
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:35 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-06 22:49:06 UTC

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Description Sean Dilda 2001-08-04 15:51:48 UTC
X keeps blanking the screen during install, however this is not desireable.  
It makes it difficult to glance at the screen and see if the installer
needs your attention

Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-06 18:45:28 UTC
You mean it goes into power saving mode?

Comment 2 Glen Foster 2001-08-06 22:42:57 UTC
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.

Comment 3 Sean Dilda 2001-08-06 22:48:57 UTC
It doesn't go into suspend mode, but it does do the part of powersave mode that
causes the screen to turn off (even though the system is still going).

Normally I like the powersave blanking, but the installer is a long process that
isn't interactive for most of it, so I think expecting users to keep moving the
mouse or hitting keys to keep seeing the status of the install is wrong.

Comment 4 Brent Fox 2001-08-13 22:38:59 UTC
Well, I added this at the request of bug #37025 and bug #37027.  This also has
the effect of enabling DPMS in the installer, but I think it's a fair tradeoff.
 It's better than having to enable DPMS manually after install.

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