On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> I suspect that XFree86 is just applying its default settings, given
> that you haven't told it to do otherwise.

Makes sense.  I'm not complaining.

> > Is xset the only thing that can make use of DPMS or is there a binary in
> > the default / standard / minimum *BSD installation to control it too?
> Look at vidcontrol(1) -- specifically the '-t blanktime' option.  You
> can go direct to the screen saver on a console screen by hitting
> Shift-Pause -- see splash(4).  However whether this involves DPMS
> directly or not, I don't know.

Good ideas, vidcontrol and splash . . . I just tried the Shift+Pause trick
and it did not work, probably because I have X running "elsewhere."

By the way, is there a good write-up somewhere why I cannot run
xscreensaver while logged in as root?  Thanks for entertaining this thread
of mine for so long, Dr. Seaman.

>       Cheers,
>       Matthew
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