On Wed, 18 Jun 2003, Matthew Seaman wrote: > On Tue, Jun 17, 2003 at 09:20:38PM -0700, Peter Leftwich wrote: > > Can someone tell me what controls the dimming of my monitor after a set > > amount of minutes of idle time? It is not xscreensaver; I'm assuming it is > > something called from "startx" or at boot time in rc.conf? > > > > I ask because I would like to  change the idle timeout and  run a > > command line command to "dim now." Thanks all, please CC: me! > > You can put settings into /etc/X11/XF86Config, like this:
I just looked at my /var/log/XFree86.0.log file and it somehow knows how to find my /etc/XF86Config file. Should I move it to the path you provide? > Section "ServerFlags" > Option "BlankTime" "10" > Option "StandbyTime" "20" > Option "SuspendTime" "30" > Option "OffTime" "30" > EndSection > XF86Config(5) has the details. None of these "ServerFlags" are mentioned in my XF86Config file. Is the blanking, standing by and suspending controlled by the "ati" driver in my case, do you think? Or is there a default of some sort that is "compiled" into the X server binary?? > You can also use xset(1) to modify the settings from within an X session: > % xset dpms 1200 1800 1800 > % xset dpms force standby Holy [expletive beginning with S]!!! The command `xset -display :0 dpms force standby` just worked! Yeayyyyyy. Going to make a blanknow alias. > [Nb. xset(1) uses units of seconds, XF86Config uses units of minutes. > So much for consistency.] Grrrr. Programmers unite and standardize on future builds!! > Programs like window managers may also modify the DPMS settings -- use > % xset q > to see the current settings. > > Cheers, > Matthew > Dr Matthew J Seaman MA, D.Phil. 26 The Paddocks > Savill Way > PGP: http://www.infracaninophile.co.uk/pgpkey Marlow > Tel: +44 1628 476614 Bucks., SL7 1TH UK Thanks for the notes, Doctor!! -- Peter Leftwich President & Founder, Video2Video Services Box 13692, La Jolla, CA, 92039 USA http://Www.Video2Video.Com _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"