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 > 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 -- 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]"