Prevent suspend & keep the screen
Some applications do not keep the screen on and the screensaver (or suspend) kicks in. (Video players such as mpv come to mind). In this case the little wrapper app “coffeine” comes in handy (source). Download the latest .deb file and install it with
sudo dpkg -i ./coffeine*.deb
Use it just by prepending it to the application you want to execute, e.g.
coffeine apt dist-upgrade
and the screen will stay on while you upgrade your system and won't suspend in between.

UPDATE: Disclaiimer, it was written my me, so this is a shameless self-plug.
It is now available to install with
sudo apt install coffeine

Possibly Related Threads…
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  remove lock screen unrealb2 0 89 09-18-2021, 12:42 AM
Last Post: unrealb2
  No notifications on lock screen DrPlamsa 16 170 08-21-2021, 05:35 AM
Last Post: bcnaz
  Keyboard stopped working on disk encryption screen on Mobian after update cowsay 2 365 08-16-2021, 08:31 AM
Last Post: Zebulon Walton
  Eliminate swiping/logging in when waking up from suspend? Zebulon Walton 5 460 08-13-2021, 06:15 PM
Last Post: Zebulon Walton
  Proximity sensor dims screen doidolinux 8 252 08-09-2021, 11:14 PM
Last Post: tllim
  receive a blank screen after expanding SD on first boot ~Daniel~ 1 324 07-02-2021, 08:24 PM
Last Post: ~Daniel~
  sms app is outside of screen cant send sms right now.. quick fix? temp0rary 2 516 06-02-2021, 02:12 PM
Last Post: temp0rary
  vivaldi only uses half the screen for website display motox6 0 393 05-22-2021, 03:49 PM
Last Post: motox6
  Default SMS app send button off screen in vertical orientation motox6 0 333 05-22-2021, 02:55 PM
Last Post: motox6
  Mobian screen won't wake reliably. StridAst 5 1,271 05-05-2021, 12:07 PM
Last Post: motox6

Forum Jump:

Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)