Fedora 16 - changing screen dim timer

Fedora 16 automatically dims the laptop screen after a short period of inactivity. This period of inactivity appears to default to 10 seconds–which can be an unsettlingly short time.

To check/change the Fedora 16 screen dimming timer:

Check timer

(value in seconds)

gsettings get org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time

Set timer

(value in seconds)

gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.power idle-dim-time 60

example of 60 seconds dimming time