I just installed xset to Openbox Mini, and there is no such thing as screensaver or xsreensaver in it. Else, last year (2009 version therefore) I succeeded in deativating the screensavers.
Have you given a look at the packages xlockmore, screensaver-settings, and gnome-screensaver ? Are they installed ?
Yep, checked all that, Xlockmore is installed, xscreensaver is not listed as being installed, and Gnome screensaver is installed. With the gnome screensaver and power management daemons DISABLED (not just turned off in the GUI, but stopped from running period (just turning off the screensaver/power management features after you are already booted, does NOT disable the daemons from running), the screen will go blank after 10 minutes if it's not being used and this is xset's doing, because when I disable it manually from terminal, it stops doing it. Here are the settings as of this moment with DPMS and screensaver turned off:
[root@localhost bob]# xset -q
auto repeat: on key click percent: 0 LED mask: 00000002
00: Caps Lock: off 01: Num Lock: on 02: Scroll Lock: off
03: Compose: off 04: Kana: off 05: Sleep: off
06: Suspend: off 07: Mute: off 08: Misc: off
09: Mail: off 10: Charging: off 11: Shift Lock: off
12: Group 2: off 13: Mouse Keys: off
auto repeat delay: 500 repeat rate: 30
auto repeating keys: 00ffffffdffffbbf
bell percent: 50 bell pitch: 400 bell duration: 100
acceleration: 2/1 threshold: 4
prefer blanking: yes allow exposures: yes
timeout: 0 cycle: 600
default colormap: 0x20 BlackPixel: 0 WhitePixel: 65535
DPMS (Energy Star):
Standby: 1200 Suspend: 1800 Off: 2400
DPMS is Disabled
Server does not have the FontCache Extension
As you can see, there is some sort of screensaver attached to it, and DPMS as well. In the threads I mentioned in my first post, Texstar had included the script he wrote into KDE specifically to fix the problem I am having because it was doing the same thing in KDE.
I know the commands work on xset in Gnome because it is not blanking right now, but after I re-boot it will go back to default settings. So was hoping to get an idea of where and how to apply these commands in Gnome so they will persist.