Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 50894
Need to disable X screen blanking during install
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:35:28 EDT
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
You mean it goes into power saving mode?
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this for the next release.
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.
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.