Subject: Re: Screenblank does not work properly
To: Kailash Sethuraman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 05/06/2005 08:54:33
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> This is where it ended the last time I looked at the code, IMHO, I
> dont think getting the VFS involved is a good idea here. It seemed
> perhaps the best way would be to modify wscons to have the screen
> blanking in kernel.
Maybe. Activity monitoring can be done in the hardware-independent
part, like wsmux.=20
> observing the ttyE* devices for activity using kqueues results in
> inappropriate blanking when you have sshed over to another system, and
> work on that. This activity is not recognised by the ttyE* devices.
Yes, it doesn't fire when X runs either ( not a bad thing, but... )
Hmm, maybe hacking wscons to allow opening wsmouse, wskbd and do on with
mode=3D0 would work, after all we're not interested in the data flowing
through, only in the information that there is activity.
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