Screen turning off
I was reading a resolved discussion about his screen turning off after 15min. I’m having the same problem. It was suggest he installs xscreensaver. I looked around for it but there are several versions of xscreensaver. I downloaded and installed the one for Linux but it doesn’t seem to work. Is there a special xscreensaver for the RPi ?
@N6NG nothing special. but turn off screen blanking on the preferences
and if u had used my install script, it would have asked you about screen saver.
u can use the screensaveroff script if u change your mind
@sdetweil I had the screen blanking off already and I did use you script to install it… It’s not just that the screen goes blank, it’s that the power on the monitor turns off also, so when the screen would wake up because of motion the power is still off on the monitor. I’m thinking it must be something in the monitor setup but I don’t find it… I thought there might be a command to keep the screen alive so the monitor wouldn’t turn off for lack of activity…
@N6NG ah, monitor
yes, u have an energy star compliant monitor.
when the input is turned off it MUST power off after 15 mins.
unless the monitor supports the cec commands, there is no way to turn it back on programmaticly.
this is why I use a module that hides all the modules instead of turning off the HDMI port.
I even had a tv that powered off if it was display a blank screen. pain in the rear.
@sdetweil And which module is that Sam?
@N6NG I’m guessing it’s mm-Hide-All but can you tie that to the Pir sensor so it hides it with no motion?
@N6NG my MMM-SleepWake
can be triggered by pir(some other module reading pir), or camera
I use camera, didn’t have PIR when I started this journey…
@sdetweil Ok Sam… again thanks
@N6NG I have the MMM-SleepWake installed. I have the config.js installed. Now I have to tie it to the MMM-PIR-Sensor-Lite module.
I’ve got the 2lines in the config.js
But what is in place of the /external_motion start and end from the PIR module?
on_event_start /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-SleepWake/external_motion started
on_event_end /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-SleepWake/external_motion ended
@N6NG I also don’t understand how this would keep the Monitor from turning off after 15 minutes? I need to turn off the auto off somehow.