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elmar283
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:47 pm    Post subject: Automatic turn of monitor on laptop on non-X system Reply with quote

Is there a way to automatically turn of the monitor on a non-X system? I have al old laptop (netbook), I noticed that the screen keeps on stand-by mode, not going totally off. I use this laptop as server, so I don't need any monitor.
On the internet I can't find any information about turning off the monitor without X.

For some info about my laptop:
Code:

elmarotter@gargravarr ~ $ sudo lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 04)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Qualcomm Atheros Attansic L2 Fast Ethernet (rev a0)


Code:

lmarotter@gargravarr ~ $ sudo lsusb
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 05e3:0505 Genesys Logic, Inc.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0951:1606 Kingston Technology Eee PC 701 SD Card Reader [ENE UB6225]
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 0bc2:a003 Seagate RSS LLC Backup Plus
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would 'setterm --powersave powerdown' do it?

Code:
# setterm --help

Usage:
 setterm [options]

Options:
 --term          <terminal_name>   override TERM environment variable
 --reset                           reset terminal to power-on state
 --initialize                      display init string, and use default settings
 --default                         use default terminal settings
 --store                           save current terminal settings as default
 --cursor        [on|off]          display cursor
 --repeat        [on|off]          keyboard repeat
 --appcursorkeys [on|off]          cursor key application mode
 --linewrap      [on|off]          continue on a new line when a line is full
 --inversescreen [on|off]          swap colors for the whole screen
 --foreground    default|<color>   set foreground color
 --background    default|<color>   set background color
 --ulcolor       [bright] <color>  set underlined text color
 --hbcolor       [bright] <color>  set bold text color
                 <color>: black blue cyan green grey magenta red white yellow
 --bold          [on|off]          bold
 --half-bright   [on|off]          dim
 --blink         [on|off]          blink
 --underline     [on|off]          underline
 --reverse       [on|off]          swap foreground and background colors
 --clear         [all|rest]        clear screen and set cursor position
 --tabs          [<number>...]     set these tab stop positions, or show them
 --clrtabs       [<number>...]     clear these tab stop positions, or all
 --regtabs       [1-160]           set a regular tab stop interval
 --blank         [0-60|force|poke] set time of inactivity before screen blanks
 --dump          [<number>]        write vcsa<number> console dump to file
 --append        [<number>]        append vcsa<number> console dump to file
 --file          <filename>        name of the dump file
 --msg           [on|off]          send kernel messages to console
 --msglevel      0-8               kernel console log level
 --powersave     [on|vsync|hsync|powerdown|off]
                                   set vesa powersaving features
 --powerdown     [0-60]            set vesa powerdown interval in minutes
 --blength       [0-2000]          duration of the bell in milliseconds
 --bfreq         <number>          bell frequency in Hertz
 --version                         show version information and exit
 --help                            display this help and exit

For more details see setterm(1).

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get an error:
Code:

elmarotter@gargravarr ~ $ sudo setterm --powersave powerdown
setterm: Argument error.

Usage:
 setterm [options]

Options:
 -term <terminal_name>
 -reset
 -initialize
 -cursor <on|off>
 -repeat <on|off>
 -appcursorkeys <on|off>
 -linewrap <on|off>
 -default
 -foreground <default|black|blue|cyan|green|magenta|red|white|yellow>
 -background <default|black|blue|cyan|green|magenta|red|white|yellow>
 -ulcolor <black|blue|bright|cyan|green|grey|magenta|red|white|yellow>
 -ulcolor <black|blue|bright|cyan|green|grey|magenta|red|white|yellow>
 -hbcolor <black|blue|bright|cyan|green|grey|magenta|red|white|yellow>
 -hbcolor <black|blue|bright|cyan|green|grey|magenta|red|white|yellow>
 -inversescreen <on|off>
 -bold <on|off>
 -half-bright <on|off>
 -blink <on|off>
 -reverse <on|off>
 -underline <on|off>
 -store
 -clear <all|rest>
 -tabs <tab1 tab2 tab3 ...>      (tabn = 1-160)
 -clrtabs <tab1 tab2 tab3 ...>   (tabn = 1-160)
 -regtabs <1-160>
 -blank <0-60|force|poke>
 -dump   <1-NR_CONSOLES>
 -append <1-NR_CONSOLES>
 -file dumpfilename
 -msg <on|off>
 -msglevel <0-8>
 -powersave <on|vsync|hsync|powerdown|off>
 -powerdown <0-60>
 -blength <0-2000>
 -bfreq freqnumber
 -version
 -help

For more details see setterm(1).
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 03, 2015 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
elmarotter@gargravarr ~ $ sudo setterm --powersave powerdown
setterm: Argument error.

-powersave <on|vsync|hsync|powerdown|off>

Maybe retry 'powersave' with one dash.
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