Screensaver (summary)

From: Wilson Roberto Afonso (
Date: Thu Mar 11 1993 - 09:15:17 CST

Thanks to everybody who answered.

What I asked was "how can I keep the screensaver from turning off the
screen in a Sun, without killing the process ?"

It is easy, and I should have thought of this. You just do a "touch
/dev/kbd" or /dev/mouse, and it thinks you have hit the keyboard or
the mouse. In a program, you do "something like this".

Now, just another question: how can I intentionally turn the screen off ?
I mean, how does the screensaver turns it off ? Some system call, something
to do with /dev/something ?

Please, answer by e-mail. Thanks again.


Wilson Roberto Afonso  | Instituto de Informatica - UFRGS    | Porto Alegre  -  RS  -  Brasil 
"..If you own a machine, you are in turn owned by it, and spend your time
serving it...."    The Forbidden Tower, Marion Zimmer Bradle

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