Sun said Solaris 2.4 includes energy-saver support for our 17inch
monitors (Sony; delivered with our Sparc-20s). I can find no
information in the answerbook.
The FAQ says:
Solaris 2.4 comes with power management software for those systems
with a soft-switchable power supply...powermanagement software can
be used to switch off just the screen, by putting the following in
the power.conf file:
Since I can't find power.conf, I suspect that my machine does not have
such a feature. So, I turned to Jef Poskanzer's screenblank, which
...turning off the screen's power...This option is
only available on systems that support it (currently
only Solaris 2.4), and only works on screens that sup-
port it (currently only CG14).
I don't think I have a CG14 (but my monitor does have energy-saver
modes). As far as I can tell, screenblank will not trigger the proper
mode on my monitor.