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I am using SUSE Linux with gnome-2

My screensaver runs for 5 minutes and the screen goes blank after that. I want to disable the blank screen.

I tried the following commands:

$ setterm -blank 0
$ setterm -powerdown 0

I also added the following lines to etc/X11/xorg.conf under ServerFlags section

    Option          "BlankTime"     "4"
    Option          "StandbyTime"   "0"
    Option          "SuspendTime"   "0"
    Option          "OffTime"       "5"

But this did not work.

Any other suggestions?

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I'd have a poke around in the GUI config app (System Settings > Advanced > Power Management) and check your power options for your current profile. Sounds like 'Dim display when idle for x min' is turned on somewhere.

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thanks.. but I have to do this in a script. I can't use GUI – Wasi Oct 10 '12 at 14:56
Why can't you change the settings via the GUI, out of interest? – jam Oct 10 '12 at 15:25

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