SUMMARY(not really): setting monitor sleep time in Solaris 7?

From: Tim Carlson (
Date: Mon May 10 1999 - 14:30:56 CDT

This really isn't a summary, since I haven't actually figured out any good

My ordinal question had to do with modifying the screen blank timing in
Solaris CDE when logging in through the CDE gui. I should have added that
I am trying to get this working while running a window manager other than
CDE or Openwin. Responses came from:

Roger Fujii <>

Roger pointed me to InfoDoc 18440.

This states that the relevant lines of sys.resources in
/{usr,etc}/dt/config/C/sys.resources are

dtsession*saverTimeout: 15

which you should be able to change to 0 for no timeout. Well, I changed
this value in /etc/dt/config/C/sys.resources, restarted dtlogin, and
logged in. Same timeout result. Then I edit /usr/dt/config/C/sys.resources
with the same result.. Then I stuck the code in my .Xdefaults.. no go.

So even with

dtsession*saverTimeout: 0

when I am logged in and running fvwm as my window manager, the screen goes
blank after several minutes.. I now have

dtsession*saverList: StartDtscreenQix

in all the possible files, and I still get a blank screen..

I will admit that I have a slightly modified Xsession.ow and Xsession.ow2
to transition all my users to the CDE login screen (from command line
login under 2.5.1), but I can't see what I could have broken with my
slight modifications.

I've never just punted on a problem... but this one has me worn out..

modify a file
  get out of the windowing system
  get back into windowing system
  wait for 10 minutes
repeat forever


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