[kde-linux] KDE screensaver and monitor blanking

Blues Renegade bluesrenegade at cmaaccess.com
Tue Jan 23 03:11:56 UTC 2007

Andreas wrote:
> Le jeudi 21 décembre 2006 01:07, Dale a écrit :
>> Hi,
>> 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.
>> Thanks.
>> Dale
>> :-)  :-)  :-)  :-)
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> You can see here what happens when you leave the computer on at night:
> http://www.xs4all.nl/~jvdkuyp/flash/see.htm
> 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 
> list:
> #! /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
> done
> (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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