HouseMistress OSD (On Screen Display) server
This is a server for gnome-osd primarily. Which program is run by the server can be set in the config file, so you can actually run it with any program you like.
The program can now run arbitrary commands configured in the config file, the default conf file allows the monitor to be switched on and off using DPMS (Display Power Management System). It uses "xset dpms force off|on" which may not work for your setup, in this case go to the vbetool subdirectory and run the install script there.
WARNING: The arbitrary commands it calls could be a major secority issue if misused.
Copyright 2012 © Iain Fothergill
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