At least I think it is a powersaver issue.
I did try to search for a solution before posting, but from what I could find, it looked like most people were trying to figure out how to get their screen to turn off. I want the opposite, I want my screen to stay on.
My desktop computer is set up in the living room and we like to have the screensaver show our photos. It acts as a digital photo frame when not in use essentially. However, in KDE, no matter what settings I choose in the power management section of the KDE Settings, or anywhere else I can find, after the screensaver is on for 20 min or so, the screen goes into powersave mode and blanks and the power button changes from green to orange on the monitor. The same happens if I use gnome. It doesn't happen though when using LXDE with xscreensaver. It is my understanding that KDE uses it's own screensaver, not xscreensaver, and when I am in gnome, I use gnome-screensaver.
A move of the mouse, or a press of a key revives the computer, and the monitor, just as though it was coming out of screensaver, so it isn't hibernating or anything like that. It is simply putting the monitor into standby, the same as it would be if the computer was powered down but the monitor was not turned off, i.e. the power button light turns orange and it blanks out.
It is a fully updated version of PCLinuxOS 2010.
I'm not sure what other information might be needed, so if you have questions that might help pinpoint the answer, please ask.
I have been through the KDE settings manager with a fine toothed comb and have set everything I can possibly set to avoid powersaving in any capacity, but the problem persists.
Thanks in advance for any help.
EDIT: I have posted a Summary Post on the 3rd page of this thread. The issue is resolved, not ideally though, and I would be appreciative of any insight as to why the solution worked.