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Koroviev
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PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2005 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the screensaver.
Code:
setterm -blank 0

should disable it.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 7:31 am    Post subject: Disable screen blanking? Reply with quote

First, is it possible to disable screen blanking in the Console?
Second, how would one go about doing it?

Personally, I could not hate this more... Especially given the fact that when reading something, there typcially is not any user input for an extended length of time.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Google gave me that when I did the search you should have done (disable screen blanking console):

Quote:
> I don't know about your other problem, but to disable scren
> blanking you
> should check out setterm(1):
>
> -blank [0-60] (virtual consoles only)
> Sets the interval of inactivity, in minutes, after which
> the screen will be automatically blanked (using APM if
> available). Without an argument, defaults to 0 (disable
> console blanking).

( http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2000/01/msg00557.html )

Quote:
As mentioned in another thread recently, 'setterm -blank 0' in your
.bash_profile will disable screen blanking (though I'm not sure if
that's cancelled when you log out ...).

( http://lists.ssc.com/pipermail/linux-list/2002-November/013927.html )

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:05 pm    Post subject: time to blank console Reply with quote

Is there a way to change turn of or change how long it takes the screen to go blank when you're in the console. When im emerging something and I go to a different computer to work on something, I don't want to press a button just to see if my emerge is done. I like just turning around and seeing whats up.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2005 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the setteerm command, "setterm -blank" should be what you are looking for.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 19, 2005 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awsum thanks, that did it
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:24 pm    Post subject: screen goes black after a while time Reply with quote

Hey guys

excuse me for this simple question but I have noticed that after a period of inactivity my console goes completly black and I have to wake it up hitting a key,

whats the way to enlarge that period or even deactivated if I choose to?

thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

see man setterm or
echo -n -e "\033[9;$some_number]"
# Note 0 set console screen-blank time out to none
echo -n -e "\033[9;0]"
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you dont feel like reading the man page:
Code:

setterm -blank 0

will disable this behavior (once)

you can replace the 0 with a number of minutes of delay if you want[/code]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is what i have in /etc/conf.d/local.start to prevent the screen going blank, ever:
Code:
setterm -blank -powersave off -powerdown

Note that there is no hyphen only before "off", all the other options have hyphens before them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 3:11 am    Post subject: Turn off monitor standby Reply with quote

I got a linux server and the kernel is getting in panic! :(

When i go to the server the monitor image is blank because the monitor is standby mode(power management?).

I want to see the erro in the screen, but because the monitor is blank i cant see the error, even if i press a key or move the mouse.

The server doesnt have X.

soo, how can i turn off the stand by mode of the monitor?

Thank you a lot!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 19, 2005 4:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once the server panics it stops responding entirely, so if the display is blanked you can't get it back. You'll have to turn off display blanking -- see setterm(1).
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 12:12 pm    Post subject: Stop gentoo from turning off the monitor Reply with quote

hi, my router-box gentoo turns the monitor to black(you know, some say powersaving mode) in console, and I want to turn that function off.
Please provide me some links or some nice keyword to search about it, I only can spot X dpms stuff.
thanks,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,
see the manual for setterm command

Code:
man setterm


There is an option for blanking. At the moment I do not remember how to set it up at startup. I think the command
can be included in an rc-script.

cheers,
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cyberjun wrote:
Hi,
see the manual for setterm command

Code:
man setterm


There is an option for blanking. At the moment I do not remember how to set it up at startup. I think the command
can be included in an rc-script.

cheers,
--cyberjun

yes!
thats it. thank you :)
*I did setterm -blank 0 and setterm -powersave off

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2005 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Screen goes blank after 15 minutes.
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