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PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2003 2:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The command for the console is
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setterm -blank

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PostPosted: Sat May 03, 2003 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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cannot (un)set powersave mode


I get this, root and normal user.[/code]
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 6:10 am    Post subject: Blackness after too short of time... Reply with quote

Is there any way to get the console screen saver thing off. I like to see my packages compile without having to press down every 10 mins (or whatever time is set before the black screen arives)
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PostPosted: Fri May 16, 2003 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think this post has what you are looking for: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=1548

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setterm -powersave off
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PostPosted: Sat May 17, 2003 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used to use:
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setterm -blank 0


Seemed to work for me.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2003 10:53 pm    Post subject: Manipulating the console Reply with quote

Hi,

I had a few questions about manipulating the console that I was hoping you could help me with:

1. Is there any way to see what's going on one of the virtual consoles from another virtual console or an SSH session?

2. After a certain amount of time (a few minutes) my console always turns blank (the monitor doesn't go off but the screen turns black). How can I disable this?

3. Is there any way to see all of the attributes for a console (like screen blanking time)?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:42 am    Post subject: Re: Manipulating the console Reply with quote

padukes wrote:

1. Is there any way to see what's going on one of the virtual consoles from another virtual console or an SSH session?


Not that I'm aware of. If you want to make programs available in another session run them in "screen".

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2. After a certain amount of time (a few minutes) my console always turns blank (the monitor doesn't go off but the screen turns black). How can I disable this?


setterm -blank

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3. Is there any way to see all of the attributes for a console (like screen blanking time)?


Can't think of one, sorry :(
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1. Is there any way to see what's going on one of the virtual consoles from another virtual console or an SSH session?


Maybe with some mkfifo magic, but certainly with programs like conspy. It's not a gentoo package, so you need to compile it yourself.

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3. Is there any way to see all of the attributes for a console (like screen blanking time)?


Don't be lazy, man is your friend :wink:
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man setterm

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2003 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Manipulating the console Reply with quote

Hey All,

Thank you very much for all of your help. Here is what I found so far:

padukes wrote:

1. Is there any way to see what's going on one of the virtual consoles from another virtual console or an SSH session?


There are tools like conspy and ttysnoop which let you view and manipulate a virtual terminal remotely. You can also do a "setterm -dump <terminal number>" to get a dump of what's on the virtual terminal currently. I couldn't find anything better than the setterm to get a "tail -f" like functionality on a virtual terminal. Any ideas? How would you use mkfifo?

padukes wrote:

2. After a certain amount of time (a few minutes) my console always turns blank (the monitor doesn't go off but the screen turns black). How can I disable this?

Many people have mentioned the "setterm -blank". It was very helpful, thanks.

padukes wrote:

3. Is there any way to see all of the attributes for a console (like screen blanking time)?

Still no idea. And snide comments about using man certainly don't help.

Thanks again
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:42 am    Post subject: Console blanking Reply with quote

Ok, so I'v been using gentoo now for like a month on my development box and now my laptop. Well the itch to install it on my desktop (replacing red hat) has finaly become to great an inch to scrach. Anyway, I'v got the base system down and now I'm emerging xfree, but I'v got a quick quetion. I'v enabled apm and acpi in my kernel and i guess one of the option in there is to blank tke screen in the console after a few minutes of inactivity. This is if fine, but is it adjustable? And if so, where?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 12:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can use

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# setterm -blank [0-60]


you can set it to 0 to turn it off. The number is in minutes
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2003 1:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, thanks alot!
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 10:45 am    Post subject: screen go blank in "n" minutes... Reply with quote

Hello.

Where do i tell my system to blank screen after N minutes? It used to be in /etc/inittab but i can't found it no more :?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually use

Code:
setterm -blank 60


That causes it to blank after 60 minutes , you can also turn off blanking

Code:
setterm -blank 0
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KB7OEB wrote:
I usually use

Code:
setterm -blank 60


That causes it to blank after 60 minutes , you can also turn off blanking

Code:
setterm -blank 0


Very good for your 1st post... now i feel stupid ;)
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been reading this forum for a while now, I finally got off my butt and registered :)

I have been using RedHat since version 5.1, after using gentoo for a week I converted all my boxes over. It just the coolest thing 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:21 am    Post subject: blank screen after 10 min...not xscreensaver Reply with quote

how do i get rid of the default blank screen after 10 min screen saver thing? i dont have xscreensaver installed and it blanks when im just at console without x running so im guessing its part of the system or the kernel or something. i tried recompiling without advanced power support or APCI support in the kernel but it still comes back. i looked everywhere for an answer but everyone talks about xscreensaver when this cant be it. when the screen is blank theres no new processes running that i can tell.thanks

::oh i got gentoo 1.4/ 2.6.0-gentoo

::also im pretty sure now thats its in the kernel somehow because i had almost the same setup on the system but with 2.4 instead of 2.6 and i didnt have this.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 12:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've personally always had my Linux kernels blank within around 10 minutes. I have no idea what setting controls this and I've never had the option to change this before, AFAIK. FreeBSD doesn't do this, ever. I can leave it alone in a console for a day or two and it won't be blanked when I get back.

I always just assumed it was a Linux thing. Probably something you can set, though, dynamically, using sysctl.

EDIT: Just found this interesting page, maybe it can help you.

Blanking a Linux Console
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think this is directly associated with the 2.6 kernel because 2.4 never did this...i have two machines with 2.6.0-gentoo installed and they are both doing it
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2004 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can try:
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setterm -blank 0


That should stop it from blanking while in console.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

im trying the setterm and another i found in the another thread out (exec xset s off &). ill let you know if they work!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 10:40 am    Post subject: how do you stop screen blanking Reply with quote

how does one stop the automatic blanking of the screen in x or in console? it gets kinda annoying, especially during dvd watching. i have no idea where to even begin to start. thanks alot
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2004 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the console try
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setterm -blank 0


If that doesn't cover X. Try dissabling the screen saver with either
Code:
xset s off

or
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xset s noblank
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