LinuxCNC 2.8.0 buster .iso file re-issued

03 Oct 2020 15:51 - 03 Oct 2020 15:52 #184699 by andypugh
I have uploaded a modified version of the 2.8.0 Buster .iso image after being informed that it still had the default screen blanker and (even more inappropriately for a CNC machine controller) the screen-locker.
Clearly you do not want to have to go find the keyboard every time you leave the machine doing a job for 10 minutes.

An install from the new .iso file has been sat overnight here without blanking the screen or locking.

Users with configured and working 2.8.0 installations have no need to reinstall, to disable screen blanking on an already-installed system I would suggest:

1) Navigate to /etc/xdg/autostart and delete the files light-locker.desktop and xscreensaver.desktop
2) Create a file "10-monitor.conf" in the  /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d directory (you might need to create the directory) containing the following:
# Attempt to turn off all screensavers and screen blanking.
# You don't want that on a CNC controller

Section "Extensions"
    Option      "DPMS" "Disable"

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "StandbyTime" "0"
    Option "SuspendTime" "0"
    Option "OffTime" "0"
    Option "BlankTime" "0"

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "ServerLayout0"
Last edit: 03 Oct 2020 15:52 by andypugh.
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