[FSO 5.1] Preventing screen blanking

Johny Tenfinger seba.dos1 at gmail.com
Wed Apr 8 17:00:20 CEST 2009

It doesn't interact with Illume, but in SHR Illume power management is
disabled by default.  And you can easly do a wrapper to apps using
mdbus or dbus-call to automate things. And in near future I will work
on SHR Settings speed. Now it works good with x11-16 engine, but there
are still things which need improvement.

2009/4/8, Nicola Mfb <nicola.mfb at gmail.com>:
> 2009/4/8 Johny Tenfinger <seba.dos1 at gmail.com>
>> Hem? Toggle for preventing screen from being blanked (and another for
>> suspend) is for few mounths in shr-settings. And guess who implemented
>> it :P (answer: that was me :p)
> That's  fine, as the user has to be able to choose it's power management
> profile, however in a real scenario, you are in a car and want to start your
> navigation software, it's better you stop driving and park (this is in
> general good :)) as you have to launch srh-settings (it's slow, but it may
> depend on the fact I have a slow glamo clock for avoiding some problems with
> my sd card), and click some button, switch to illume, start your navigation
> application, when finished you switch back to shr-settings and reclick
> again.
> Suppose now that tangoGPS or navit, or other gps tools may do simply a
> couple of call to org.freesmartphone.Usage.RequestResource at startup, when
> the application exits the fso daemon automagically releases the resources:
> you obtain a
> on-click-and-do-not-suspend-dim-navigation-system-restoring-all-at-exit :))
> I do not understand why this is so hard to implement! It may be that
> upstream developers does not want to add that snippet of code as their
> project is not distro-targeted, but distro mantainers may write a simple
> patch do add to the SRH/FSO recipes epository?
> It's only a consideration, when I'll begin to use GPS on my FR it may be
> I'll write those damned patches :)
> A question about shr-settings, do they interact with illume too to avoid
> illume blanking?
> Regards
>      Nicola

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