[FSO 5.1] Preventing screen blanking

Johny Tenfinger seba.dos1 at gmail.com
Tue Apr 7 12:35:01 CEST 2009

I understand, but really, really having n topics in mailbox about the
same issue makes it difficult to follow more interesting questions and
to provide more useful answers. About dimming screen: everyone even
can find answer by using manually mdbus, as I, and then find some
interesting dbus call for him. When you only ask, without trying to
solve problem by yourself, you can't lern anything. I don't like
people refering to manual at each question, but good heavens! How long
you can answer the same question with the same content! I hope you
understand my point. And I really want to be nice to people... If only
they are nice too...

2009/4/7, Jan Henkins <jan at henkins.za.net>:
> Johny Tenfinger,
> Perhaps the information is not clear in the manual, and perhaps the
> mailing list archive is not easily searchable, eh? Imagine walking into a
> pub, asking for the price for a beer and then being thrown out by the
> bouncer because you dared ask a question? So what if the price is on the
> wall? Maybe it was written in red letters on a green background, and I am
> colour blind. If you don´t have anything helpful to say, please do not
> post! The user uses FSO, not SHR, and RTM or RTFM is not a helpful
> statement. If the info is in the manual, point the user to the correct
> link! Please! By posting helpful links, Google and such will pick it up
> and these questions will go away!
> Mailing lists like these are for us, the users, and not meant to be a
> sterile environment. This is not an operating theatre in a hospital! Think
> "Bazaar", not "Cathedral"! So what if the question was asked 100 times
> before? If 100 individuals asks the same question in their own words, you
> will have 100 different ways of looking at the problem, so you have 100
> different pieces of meta information (context). If each of these 100
> questions are answered, thousands of people out there have a lot better
> chance of getting accurate search results. Not all of us are technical
> gurus, merely adventurous individuals. If you post helpful answers,
> everybody (including you) wins. If you throw RTFM rants at people, all you
> do is make the list an unpleasant place to be.
> Be nice to people!
> Thanks.
> On Tue, April 7, 2009 06:35, Johny Tenfinger wrote:
>> RTM and don't ask questions, which are hundrets times on mailist. And
>> in meantime, request resource "Display" :P Or use SHR, which is FSO
>> based and has nice GUI for that in shr-settings... :P
>> 2009/4/7, jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com <jeffrey.ratcliffe at gmail.com>:
>>> Whilst using the FR for navigation, it would be helpful if the screen
>>> didn't blank.
> --
> Regards,
> Jan Henkins
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