I have linux mint 12 (maya) on an ancient computer (IBM NetVista) upon which I have loaded XBMC (mint12 because it is the last cd edition). After some time the screen dims. How do I turn that feature off? In my search for the solution all I found is what I tried: system settings->screen. Unfortunately all that is under that setting is "Turn off after:" So is there a way to do it? It seems there is a way to do in with Cinnamon. So please, teach me! Will I have to reinstall with cinamon. If so is there a way to merely downgrade?
Mint17 Mate- amd i686 duo core running in 32 bit mode- 1654880 kB of ram- VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Wrestler [Radeon HD 6250]- Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)