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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:10 am    Post subject: Screen Saver and DPMS overlap? Reply with quote

What is the point of the built-in screensaver? Doesn't DPMS manage the same thing?

# xset q
...
Screen Saver:
prefer blanking: yes allow exposures: yes
timeout: 0 cycle: 600
...
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 0 Suspend: 0 Off: 600
DPMS is Enabled
Monitor is On
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you just want to blank the screen, then using DPMS only probably takes up fewer resources.

I don't even use screensavers on desktop machines. I turn off DPMS and physically turn off my monitors when I'm AFK.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does anyone know what the built-in "Screen Saver" is for?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xorg give a lot of basics graphics applications not user friendly you can use. They are complementary to the main project. Because their objects are elementary, a lot of sophisticated and intuitive applications for the same purpose can be more attractives. Then you can disable the Xorg one. For example, Xscreensaver or Xlockmore instead of Xorg DPMS.

The Xorg project focus on graphic server, not on window manager or desktop environment.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For example, Xscreensaver or Xlockmore instead of Xorg DPMS.

Can xlockmore turn the screen completely off like DPMS can?
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