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Rasbian Stretch screensaver disable

  • Hiyaaaaa. Having problems disabling the screensaver.
    Ive tried countless guides and none seem to work.

    Add these lines to /etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE/autostart (LXDE-PI also)
    @xset s noblank
    @xset s off
    @xset -dpms

    Tried installing screensaver software and disabling it there. But all to no use.
    How do we do this properly in stretch?

  • this Debian Stretch: deactivate screen blanking


    add those lines to


    note that is a file that is USER based…

  • I have done that, does not work :s

  • Is there a different method if ive changed to the opengl driver instead?

  • Hi,

    maybe you have the same problem as me (and it’s not the screensaver).

    In /var/log/syslog i found this messages:

    Jun 13 07:12:41 raspberrypi kernel: [ 3057.339364] Out of memory: Kill process 1070 (electron) score 576 or sacrifice child
    Jun 13 07:12:41 raspberrypi kernel: [ 3057.339426] Killed process 1070 (electron) total-vm:673580kB, anon-rss:59472kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:214908kB
    Jun 13 07:12:41 raspberrypi kernel: [ 3057.373292] oom_reaper: reaped process 1070 (electron), now anon-rss:0kB, file-rss:0kB, shmem-rss:215056kB

    For me it looks like electron has crashed.

    After using google I’ve found a hint with other processes to change the value of vm.min_free_kbytes.
    You can find it in /etc/sysctl.d/98-rpi.conf.

    I’ved change the value to

    vm.min_free_kbytes = 1024

    After this there is no more blank screen anymore.

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