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How can I disable the screen saver on a Unix box?

Do you know how to (permanently) disable screen saver on UNIX box?

Would I use a single Unix command, an X window System command, appropriate kernel param(s) setting(s), etc.?

I'm not sure how to do this even once. Whatever method, I may have to embed it in boot-up scripting to achieve permanency.

The machine is Compaq (HP) Tru64 UNIX v5.1A.

Thank You!

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Look at the xset command. Then in a shell, use the s option:

xset s off

In your xwindows startup file (maybe /home?), something/.x11start, remove the line with x.

Good luck,


This was first published in June 2003

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