Turning off screen saver on ODT 3.0

Turning off screen saver on ODT 3.0

Post by Alan O'Har » Mon, 13 Oct 1997 04:00:00



Hi,
Could someone let me know how to disable the screen saver on ODT 3.0. The
machine is in a 'demo' area and I want it to permanently display various
status
consoles, etc. on the X desktop.

Thanks,

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Turning off screen saver on ODT 3.0

Post by Jean-Pierre Radle » Mon, 13 Oct 1997 04:00:00


Alan O'Hara propounded:
| Could someone let me know how to disable the screen saver on ODT 3.0. The
| machine is in a 'demo' area and I want it to permanently display various
| status
| consoles, etc. on the X desktop.

How do I turn off the screen-saver feature of the X server?

KEYWORDS: screen saver blanking -save startx server turn off xdm scologin

RELEASE: SCO Xsight Release 2.2 and 4.1
         Open Desktop Release 1.1, 2.0, 3.0

PROBLEM: How do I turn off the screen-saver feature of the X server?
         I do not want it to turn off after 10 minutes of non-use.

SOLUTION: The Xsight(X) and Open Desktop man page documents options to
          the X server (Xsco for Open Desktop Release 2.0).  It states:

           -save n (ODT 1.1 and 2.0, n for seconds)
           -s n    (ODT 3.0, n for minutes)

              Activates the screen-saver after n seconds/minuties of non-use.
              The default is 600.  This is to reduce wear on your
              screen.  If you use this option with the -logo option,
              the X logo moves around the screen according to -p
              option you specify.

          If n is set to 0 seconds, the screen-saver will not be activated.
          If you are using the startx command to invoke the X server, you can
          issue the following command to turn off the screen saver:

                startx -- -save 0      ( ODT 1.1 and ODT 2.0 )
                startx -- -s 0         ( ODT 3.0 )

          If this is an odtsh account, like the "odt" user, which automatically
          runs the startx command in the .profile, then you must edit the user's
          .profile and search for the startx command.  Change the startx command
          to look like the one above.

          For Open Desktop 1.1 running xdm(X), add -save n in /usr/lib/X11
          /xdm/Xservers so it reads:

          :0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 -save 0 -crt /dev/tty02

          For Open Desktop 2.0 runnint scologin(X), add -save n in /usr/lib
          /X11/scologin/Xservers so it reads;

          :0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 -save 0 -crt /dev/tty02

          For Open Desktop 3.0 running scologin(X), add -s n in /usr/lib
          /X11/scologin/Xservers so it reads;

          :0 local /usr/bin/X11/X :0 -s 0 -crt /dev/tty02

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