Subject: Re: screenblank and mouse movement
To: Zafer Aydogan <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 12/16/2006 09:24:33
On Sat, 16 Dec 2006 14:57:21 +0100
"Zafer Aydogan" <> wrote:
> I've noticed some strange oddity in the screenblank functions since a while.
> I'm tracking current (4.99.6) and I'm using icewm as a window manager
> and an USB Mouse.
> In general everything works fine, but if I'm not using the keyboard
> for 10 minutes but the mouse in X, the screen blanks and I can only
> bring it back by pressing any key on the keyboard.
> The mouse movements aren't recognized at all. This is somehow bad,
> when reading articles or working mainly with a mouse.
> Any ideas what could be the reason ?

I don't know but I recently noticed the same thing on a FreeBSD box.  I
am pretty sure that we are looking at an X issue here, not a NetBSD one.

D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>