By default a Raspberry Pi's screen will go to sleep after 30 minutes. Not much use when using the screen to monitor something
to prevent the screen from sleeping
sudo nano /etc/kbd/config
find this section
# screen blanking timeout. monitor remains on, but the screen is cleared to
# range: 0-60 min (0==never) kernels I've looked at default to 10 minutes.
# (see linux/drivers/char/console.c)
# blanking method (VESA DPMS mode to use after BLANK_TIME, before powerdown):
# on: the default, no DPMS signalling. near instant powerup, no power saving
Change BLANK_TIME to zero
To improve my backups and utilisation of my Raspberry Pi's, I've added Bittorrent Sync to my XBMC Pi. It's running RASPBMC on an original 256mb pi.
I'll need to see if it affects the performance of XBMC once the initial data sync has completed.
Basically I followed the instructions I made previously, but had to do a couple extra things
manually add a .sync folder
sudo mkdir /home/pi/.sync
sudo chmod 777 /home/pi/.sync
edit the config
sudo nano btsync.conf
change this line to this
"storage_path" : "/home/pi/.sync",
To get the killall command to run I had to install it using this command
apt-get install psmisc