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screentimeout on 7'' RPi touchscreen

Postby oli » Sun Nov 20 2016 17:15

dear faity,
i had to change
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xset 0 0 120
to
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xset dpms 0 0 120
to make it work, which it now does like a charm ;) much better than my xcsreensaver attempts and it also survives a reboot. thx a lot!
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screentimeout on 7'' RPi touchscreen

Postby vanwehaege » Mon Nov 21 2016 14:28

works great. thx!

is it possible to add the time to the screen as a screensaver? would be ideal for a clockradio.
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screentimeout on 7'' RPi touchscreen

Postby faity » Thu Dec 08 2016 19:53

oli wrote:dear faity,
i had to change
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xset 0 0 120
to
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xset dpms 0 0 120
to make it work, which it now does like a charm ;) much better than my xcsreensaver attempts and it also survives a reboot. thx a lot!


Thank you for this correction. I completet my origonal posting with this edit...
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Postby harm » Fri Dec 30 2016 18:30

Thank you for sharing this!

I have one question: my screen (Waveshare 10.1" IPS touchscreen) does go blank after two minutes, but the backlight stays on. Is there any way to make it turn off as well?
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Postby ks1g » Sun Jan 29 2017 17:29

Just tried this - works like a champ! Thank you.
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Postby fredpd » Sat Feb 04 2017 16:56

Thanks, this is just what I was looking for!

I was hoping to make a tweak, is there a way to leave the screen on while music is playing?

I'd love to have the screen on when something is happening, and only shut off if the music stops. So I guess I'm looking for the timer to be based on audio, not touches on the screen.
Ideally, I'd love the screen to turn on when the music starts too.

Thanks again for the help
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Postby Tinue » Sun Jan 21 2018 14:22

Edit: My apologies: Upon closer inspection in a dark room is seems like the backlight is actually off. I must have seen external reflection when I checked in the afternoon. So please ignore my posting (except maybe for the postscriptum).
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The current Volume release has this patch built in.

However: It doesn't really work. While the screen looks blank, the backlight is still on. I usually leave the Raspberry Pi constantly on, even if I don't currently listen to music. If the backlight remains on, the power consumption is significantly higher.

Does anyone know how to turn off the backlight when the screensaver kicks in?

I am talking about the "official" 7" display. For an HDMI connected screen, one would add this to config.txt:
hdmi_blanking=1

Thanks! Martin

P.S. For the ultra, best experience, I'd love for the screensaver to only kick in if no music is currently playing. As it is now, I have to tap the screen every time I want to know what is playing.
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Re: screentimeout on 7'' RPi touchscreen

Postby sdiesel77 » Thu Mar 01 2018 01:04

Same request as Tinue: For the ultra, best experience, I'd love for the screensaver to only kick in if no music is currently playing (maybe after 2min of inactivity). As it is now, I have to tap the screen every time I want to know what is playing.

Any possible solution?
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Postby Frazor » Mon Sep 24 2018 14:27

Hy,

is there any solution now, for showing the time as screensaver?

Thanks.
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Postby jocoman » Thu Oct 18 2018 13:21

Can the time to screen turn off be adjusted?
I would like it to shut off after about 30 seconds.
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