#StackBounty: #lock-screen Ubuntu 18.04 will not stop blanking screen

Bounty: 50

This was a problem in 17.10 and it’s carried over to 18.04 and at this point it’s driving me nuts.

My screen keeps blanking after one minute of idle. I cannot even read articles.

In Gnome settings, Privacy > Lock screen is off, and I’ve set Power > Blank Screen to Never and Automatic Suspend is set to Off

What else do I need to disable? I’ll decide when my screen is locked. I just want all of it off.


Additional things I’ve checked and ruled out:

I’ve installed Dconf Editor and checked the settings there and I’m unable to find anything that changes the behaviour. I tried disabling the idle-dim setting under /org/gnome/settings-daemon/plugins/power and tried just disabling the entire power plugin, neither change has had an effect on the behaviour.

I’ve also combed through the nvidia-settings app and cannot find anything related to power or screen blanking there. My xorg server is using the out-of-the-box auto-detection for startup and there is no xorg.conf setting anything on my system. This is all just default 18.04 behaviour for me.

Found this question and checked the xset q output, adding it. You’ll note that my timeout and cycle settings are at 0 which was the solution there, however mine are already set to 0 and my screen is still blanking. That question is for Unity anyway and mine is for Gnome3

routhinator@chris-desktop:~$ xset q
Keyboard Control:
  auto repeat:  on    key click percent:  0    LED mask:  00000002
  XKB indicators:
    00: Caps Lock:   off    01: Num Lock:    on     02: Scroll Lock: off
    03: Compose:     off    04: Kana:        off    05: Sleep:       off
    06: Suspend:     off    07: Mute:        off    08: Misc:        off
    09: Mail:        off    10: Charging:    off    11: Shift Lock:  off
    12: Group 2:     off    13: Mouse Keys:  off
  auto repeat delay:  500    repeat rate:  33
  auto repeating keys:  00ffffffdffffbbf
  bell percent:  50    bell pitch:  400    bell duration:  100
Pointer Control:
  acceleration:  2/1    threshold:  4
Screen Saver:
  prefer blanking:  yes    allow exposures:  yes
  timeout:  0    cycle:  0
  default colormap:  0x20    BlackPixel:  0x0    WhitePixel:  0xffffff
Font Path:
DPMS (Energy Star):
  Standby: 0    Suspend: 0    Off: 0
  DPMS is Enabled
  Monitor is On

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