mmkw43
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New RPI OS -- screen blanking --xscreensaver?

Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 pm

Installed the new OS after using Jessie forever. I can't believe there isn't a simple option somewhere to keep the screen from turning off (unless I'm missing it). I had to install xscreensaver before and then defeat it (weird) -- but on the new OS, xsceensaver won't install.

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Re: New RPI OS -- screen blanking --xscreensaver?

Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:47 pm

mmkw43 wrote:
Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:44 pm
Installed the new OS after using Jessie forever. I can't believe there isn't a simple option somewhere to keep the screen from turning off (unless I'm missing it). I had to install xscreensaver before and then defeat it (weird) -- but on the new OS, xsceensaver won't install.
You can easily disasble screen blanking with the GUI Raspberry config tool or sudo raspi-config.
Unless specified otherwise my response is based on the latest and fully updated RPiOS Buster w/ Desktop OS.

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Re: New RPI OS -- screen blanking --xscreensaver?

Thu Nov 19, 2020 9:50 pm

keep the screen from turning off (unless I'm missing it)
menu> preferences> raspi configuration

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Re: New RPI OS -- screen blanking --xscreensaver?

Thu Nov 19, 2020 10:44 pm

no wonder I didn't see it -- it was grayed out after I tried to install xscreensaver. uninstalled it and all is well.

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