I’ve gone through the screensaver settings and the power management settings. Screen saver is completely disabled and power management settings are set to not turn off my display after I lock the computer yet for some reason every time I lock it my screen it goes completely black. This does not happen in gnome, kde, lxqt or i3wm it is just xfce. How do I fix this so my screen stays on?
Enable screensaver and turn on lock screen with screen saver. That’s what i did on mine otherwise it does go black until you click the mouse and then the login screen comes on.
One of the first things I did after the initial install was to get rid of the screensaver and install light-locker. Haven’t had any issues like yours since.
For me it’s not an issue. I don’t care if it goes black as long as it works when i want to log in which it does. But i changed it to give me screen saver on lock so that takes care of it anyway for me.
Ok, I’ve now tried installing light-locker, removing xfce4-screensaver, disabling xfce4-powermanager and using xset s off as well as xset s off -dpms. Yet every single time I lock my screen my monitor goes blank and says “no signal”. If I move my mouse it comes back on then after about 1 minute of inactivity goes blank and says “no signal” again.
this will get overwritten by xfce4 powermanager settings
Well, it’s not a perfect solution but I installed xscreensaver and in using that my screen no longer goes blank or says “no signal”. It will work for now. Not sure why other methods don’t work though.
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