RFC: Disabling blinking cursor by default

Bill Nottingham notting at redhat.com
Fri Jan 30 17:28:38 UTC 2009

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski (dominik at greysector.net) said: 
> > 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.

Note - this is about changing the default. Whatever option exists now
to turn it off will still be there for reenabling it.


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