[kde-linux] KDE screensaver and monitor blanking
bluesrenegade at cmaaccess.com
Tue Jan 23 03:11:56 UTC 2007
> Le jeudi 21 décembre 2006 01:07, Dale a écrit :
>> I have a question. I don't usually log out of KDE when I am done or
>> going to bed. I have it set up to go to screen saver then turn the
>> monitor off after a while longer. My question is this, when the monitor
>> turns off, does the screen saver continue to run or is it cut off too?
>> In other words, is the screen saver using CPU cycles or does it get
>> stopped as well?
>> I ask this because I run folding. The screen saver I use also takes up
>> some CPU time. I don't want the screen saver running and taking up CPU
>> time while I am running folding if the monitor has powered off.
>> Just not sure how to find a answer to this one. I can't start top and
>> then let the monitor cut off and hit q on the keyboard because it will
>> pick up on that when waking back up. Thought someone may have a answer.
>> :-) :-) :-) :-)
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> You can see here what happens when you leave the computer on at night:
> on a more serious note: if you have access through ssh from another computer
> you could "sneak" in and check with top or ps what's going on.
> Or just use a blank screen for a a scre ensaver.
> Or... make a little script that grep's for you screensaver in the process
> #! /bin/bash
> while test 1 = 1; do
> date +%Y%m%d-%T >> ps.log
> ps -A | grep -i [name of your screensaver] >> ps.log
> sleep 10
> (I'm not sure if the script would be working out-of-the-box, most likely you
> will have to finetune it).
8-) That is EXACTLY what I thought my computer was doing at night.
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