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Feature #5799

Deactivate screensaver until time is set

Added by Tails about 6 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Normal
Assignee:
-
Category:
-
Target version:
-
Start date:
Due date:
% Done:

0%

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Type of work:
Code
Blueprint:
Starter:
No
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Description

If the system clock is off (being late), when the time is set properly from the network, the screen is blanked. As it happens during the boot process, this is a little bit sudden and frightening. Moving the mouse gets the display back, but sill, it would be best to be avoided.

As Tais does not ship gnome-screensaver it is probably X.org that does the blanking. One should experiment with the -dpms and +dpms options of xset(1).


Related issues

Related to Tails - Bug #5617: screen turns black after 10 minutes regarless of screensaver settings Resolved 11/13/2013
Related to Tails - Bug #12098: Spurious screensaver activation while synchronizing the system clock Rejected 12/29/2016
Related to Tails - Feature #5684: Screen locker Resolved 12/03/2014

History

#1 Updated by BitingBird over 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from deactivate screensaver until time is set to Deactivate screensaver until time is set
  • Description updated (diff)
  • Starter set to No

#2 Updated by BitingBird about 5 years ago

It would be great, but I don't think that it deserves a priority elevated.

#3 Updated by BitingBird over 4 years ago

  • Priority changed from Elevated to Normal

#4 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

  • Related to Bug #12098: Spurious screensaver activation while synchronizing the system clock added

#5 Updated by intrigeri over 2 years ago

#6 Updated by u about 1 year ago

#7 Updated by intrigeri about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Confirmed to Rejected

I think the screensaver we now use (implemented by GNOME Shell) uses a monotonic clock, is not affected by this problem, and overrides whatever DPMS thing X.Org may want to do: I've tried setting the clock to now + 1h with date and the screen did not go blank.

#8 Updated by intrigeri about 1 year ago

  • Related to deleted (Feature #12213: Wayland in Tails 5.0 (Bullseye))

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