No, I think it's at a lower level than X. See if just a plain text screen blanks. I tracked it down once under OpenBSD and turned it off but they have different names for things and that was 10 years or so ago.
Try this search https://duckduckgo.com/?q=linux+terminal+blank+time&t=ffnt Yes, it comes from the kernel try: cat /sys/module/kernel/parameters/consoleblank and it will probably say 600 (10 minutes) Try setterm -blank 0 from the Stackexchange page at https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/8056/disable-screen-blanking-on-text-console Or see man setterm On 2/13/18, Wookey <woo...@wookware.org> wrote: > On 2018-02-05 12:12 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote: >> How do I shut the screenblanker off on an arm64. > > It's no different on arm than any other arch SFAIK. This is probably a > debian-user question really. > >> I have looked around in the xfce menu's looking for blanker timing and >> such, but they aren't there. xset gets reset to its defaults , which is >> way too fast, on a reboot. >> >> So how do I completely disable this so I can actually get something done? >> 450 seconds is not enough to get logged in even. > > You can set screen blank times for XFCE in 'Settings'->'Power > Manager', 'Display tab. or run xfce4-power-manager-settings. There > you can set times, or just tell it not to blank or power-down at all. > > It is possible that you _also_ have something like xscreensaver > installed, whcih may be trying to manage the screen too. You can just > uninstall that. > >> And nothing related to ssh works until xfce is up and running. > > The openssh dameon is independent of the desktop and will start > first. If you don't start the desktop ssh should still work. > > Wookey > -- > Principal hats: Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM > http://wookware.org/ > -- ------------- No, I won't call it "climate change", do you have a "reality problem"? - AB1JX Impeach Impeach Impeach Impeach Impeach Impeach Impeach Impeach