RFC: Disabling blinking cursor by default

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at greysector.net
Fri Jan 30 15:42:51 UTC 2009

On Friday, 30 January 2009 at 06:31, Matthew Garrett wrote:
> The blinking cursor causes the processor and GPU to be woken up 
> frequently. On one of my test systems, this causes somewhere in the 
> region of 2 Watts of extra power consumption. I'd like to change the 
> default for this to false. Anyone have any objections?

Yes. I very much like my blinking cursor and I'd be very annoyed if
it suddenly went away. It's one of those little things that you normally
don't notice.

I'd like to see some more specific data from that test of yours (and
your methodology).


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