Screen blanking

Extracted from debian-user
Tip provided by Mike Touloumtzis
> 4. If I'm idle for about 10 minutes, my screen turns black, how do I
> turn that off or start a screen saver?

To disable blanking for the text consoles: setterm -blank 0

To disable X server screen blanking: xset s off

To get a (great!) screensaver for X, install the xscreensaver package and
add the following to your ~/.xsession (for XDM) or equivalent for startx
(.xinitrc?  not sure what Debian uses):
 xset s off
 xscreensaver &

These lines should precede the one that execs your window manager.
My .xsession is:


xset s off
xscreensaver &
exec fvwm2


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