thunder422 wrote:I think what he was saying is that the screen saver doesn't work right regardless of the settings. I've noticed the same thing. The screen saver kicks in after 10 minutes. I currently have it set for 30 minutes, but still after 10 minutes it starts. I think even turning it off, it still starts after 10 minutes. Something is broken This worked fine in Mint 10 KDE with KDE 4.6.2. (I'm using KDE 4.8.2 on Mint 12 KDE.)
Regarding this issuse...from man xset:
The dpms option allows the DPMS (Energy Star) parameters to be set. The option can take
up to three numerical values, or the `force' flag followed by a DPMS state. The `force'
flags forces the server to immediately switch to the DPMS state specified. The DPMS state
can be one of `standby', `suspend', `off', or `on'. When numerical values are given, they
set the inactivity period (in units of seconds) before the three modes are activated. The
first value given is for the `standby' mode, the second is for the `suspend' mode, and the
third is for the `off' mode. Setting these values implicitly enables the DPMS features.
A value of zero disables a particular mode.
You can enter dpms off or or as I did ( I think..have switched distros in the meantime)...or create a script with this line and save it in .kde/autostart