Summary Post:My Desired Results
When my computer is idle, I want the screensaver to come on, and stay on until the computer is no longer idle, i.e. I move the mouse or press a key. I do NOT want the screen to go blank at any time, or any sort of powersaving mode to be employed.My Issue/Situation
I had a fresh install of PCLinuxOS 2010.11 (main KDE version), fully updated and both gnome and the LXDE desktop environments added from the repos. I have tried all the possible solutions given in this thread (with the exception of doing anything with EDID as I don't know how to do that), but no matter what I tried, the results were:
My Solution... -ish
- In KDE, after some (seemingly variable) amount of time of the computer being idle and the screensaver engaged, the screen would blank, the power light on the monitor would change from green to orange, indicating a standby or powersaving mode.
- In gnome, the results were the same as for KDE
- In LXDE I was able to achieve my desired results with ease, however my preference would be to use KDE, or gnome, in that order
I took the suggestion of Taco.22 and thought I would give gnome a try, and by that I mean, the PCLinuxOS Gnome Edition, not just gnome added from the repos, so I downloaded PCLinuxOS Gnome Edition 2010.12, and did a fresh install last night. Screensaver came on when the computer was idle, and STAYED ON! WHOOO HOOOO! Success, finally. I am almost tempted to now add KDE from the repos, as it is my preferred DE, but I have resisted as I don't want to risk screwing up my success.Long story short...
I didn't want my screen to powersave. I installed Gnome Edition and now it doesn't powersave. If anyone with more experience than me might be able to offer any thoughts on why that might be, I would be interested to read them.
Thanks to everyone who offered help, it was much appreciated, and again, I would still appreciate insight if anyone has any.