On Saturday 20 June 2020 04:23:35 pm Gene Heskett wrote: > Greetings all; > I have a need to disable dpms and anything else associated with blanking > the screen, sometime for around 12 hours. > > Our old friend xset has apparently been neutered and incapable to > controlling any of this. > > So what is silently overriding these user set choices, something in TDE? > > Thanks all. > > Cheers, Gene Heskett These not working for you? #!/bin/bash dcop kdesktop KScreensaverIface lock sleep 3 xset dpms force standby -or- xset dpms force off The only thing that overrides the 'standby' above for me is touching a key or moving the mouse.