The environment is a desktop (no lid, no suspend) with multiple monitors. I just want the screen to blank if idle for X-minutes and the monitors to power down after X-minutes. When the mouse is moved I’m positioned on the lightdm gtk+ greeter and the monitors are on. I may or may not be logged in, but there is no activity, and I want the monitors to power down. I’ve removed tlp in the past and power-management.
When I look at light-locker at git, I see build options. I am thinking these are the options that make sense for a desktop:
–with-systemd: This adds the support for systemd logind. This option requires the development files to be installed.
–with-dpms-ext: This adds the support for DPMS. This is used to turn on the display on screen saver deactivation.
Arch compiles with just:
–with-upower: This adds the support for UPower.
But when I execute
light-locker-command -l it appears to do what I need, even without those additional options (unless I missed something).
But where does a user set the light-locker options? Looking at the man page, I don’t see any mention of a config file. Do I modify the .desktop file via:
cd ~/.config/autostart cp -a /etc/xdg/autostart/light-locker.desktop . # Lock the screen S seconds after the screensaver started. ? = unknown at this time. sed -i 's/Exec=light-locker/Exec=light-locker --lock-after-screensaver=?/' light-locker.desktop
HHHHmmm, I’m missing something here. Where is the screensaver settings to control the inactive time?
I’ve been googling and reading about loginctl, flock, dm-tool… and all this. Your input and experience is appreciated.