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Raspbian Stretch: Screen is always blanked

  • Hello folks,
    I can’t get my RaspberryPi 2b with Raspbian Stretch to leave the display on permanently. I followed this instructions from GitHub and added the lines mentioned in the instruction to the files

    (I had to create the file and the path to the file “~/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart”)
    I just found out that the location of the autostart file has changed: "/etc/xdg/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart"

    Raspbian still seems to turn off the display. MagicMirror still runs without problems. The logfile shows no errors and the website is accessible via (IP of the Raspberry):8080 and shows all modules there.

    Do you have any idea how I could proceed to troubleshoot?

    Greetings, André

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    Raspbian still seems to turn off the display.

    Personally, I would install xscreensaver and use that to disable the screensaver.

    In your terminal
    sudo apt-get install xscreensaver

    sudo reboot

    Run xscreensaver. Choose Disable Screensaver. Done.