If You’re Archlinux install is causing the monitor to timeout and go blank after a short period (600 seconds default) and u find it a pain as there is no power management to disable it in some WM’s, here is what we do to disable the monitor timeouts …
1. pacman -S xorg-xset
(User preference utility for X)
2. add these commands to execute at boot (.xinitrc) i find using only A&B suffice.
a. xset s off
b. xset -dpms
c. setterm -blank 0 -powerdown 0
or you can add above commands (abc) in terminal (not as root) before you want to kick back and watch a movie without the screen timing out.
check config with xset -q
will not work as root
Ive had a couple of the Raspberry pi‘s in my posession for a few weeks , i started out using the debian squeeze image which was really good , then i put on the wheezy beta image which again is super , but lets face it a raspberry pi wont replace your home desktop PC , it wasnt designed to , but using both of these distros u can do most things you would normaly do on your desktop , albeit a tad slower , however i dont really want my pi to be “just another” linux OS so i have delved into have a look at some of the innovation behind this little device and i gotta admit , its kinda awesome.
First id like to show the Android Transporter which allows you to easily share and display content wirelessly via a Apple Airplay like technology.
With the latest version it supports the Raspberry Pi which allows you to easily share the display content of your Android smartphone or tablet wirelessly with a television set or a beamer. Just watch the amazing demo video.
That is definitely something i could use , my boy would enjoy gaming on big TV whilst using the 10″ tablet as a steering wheel (driving games obviously)