[kde-linux] Monitor power control by KDM

Peter Humphrey prh at gotadsl.co.uk
Sat Jan 27 11:12:57 UTC 2007

This box runs 24 hours a day, except for those times when it's too noisy to 
leave running overnight, and it has an LCD screen which I'm happy to switch 
off when I'm not using it. Therefore I neither need nor want screen 
blanking or "saving" of any kind. I've managed to get KDE not to interfere 
once it's running, but if I start the system up from cold and am then 
distracted before logging in via KDM, by the time I get back I have a dead 
screen, and the only way out is a hard reset. When I did that this morning, 
during the boot-up reiserfsck found over 700 outstanding disk transactions. 
That makes me nervous.

How do I prevent KDM from blanking my screen? I already have APM disabled in 
the kernel config.

Thanks for any help you can offer.


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