I’m using Arch Linux + GNOME3 on desktop, and when the system starts or the user logs out,
gdm displays the login screen for about 20 seconds and then turns off the display (although the computer is still running). Is it possible to disable this? I want the monitor to keep displaying the login screen “forever”. I couldn’t find any way to configure this.
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That’s because of the
idle-delay setting. To change it you’ll have to alter the corresponding
dconf key (and do that as the
switch to a
VT(e.g. Ctrl+Alt+F3), login as root and run:
su - gdm -s /bin/sh
to switch user to
and set idle delay to
0(which translates to never):
GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session idle-delay 0
exitor hit Ctrl+D to return to root account.
reboot your machine or restart the display manager:
systemctl restart gdm
Just as an expansion to don_crissti’s answer:
Step 2 didn’t work for me. I am on Gnome/gdm 3.28 and I don’t have
org.gnome.desktop.session, but this one worked for me:
GSETTINGS_BACKEND=dconf gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power sleep-inactive-ac-type 'nothing'
Adjusting the following via the
dconf-editor might help fine-tune the sleep related settings:
sleep-inactive-ac-timeout sleep-inactive-ac-type sleep-inactive-battery-timeout sleep-inactive-battery-type
Worth a try, in my case it was the way to get the machine to stay awake during periods of inactivity.
Ive figured it out. Search up “inactive” on dconfig and change what to do when person is inactive to turn off to nothing. Make sure you do it to both of them because there is two.