I was hoping some of the
electricsheep developers might have some enlightened ideas about this.
When I run
electricsheep on my Linux machines, even though
xset q shows that DPMS is turned on, my monitor never goes to sleep.
I drilled down, and I figured out this happens whenever
ffplay) is open and playing a video.
ffplay) somehow keeps DPMS counters awake so they never trigger their timeouts.
I did notice that issuing an
xset dpms force off after
electricsheep) has started keeps the monitor off. So I've rigged a process to run in parallel with
electricsheep to mimic DPMS behavior, but it's not perfect.
Is there a way to restore DPMS timeouts?