> Hi, I'm having a problem that seems to be easy to fix, but I'm stumped.
> My screen blanks out after ten minutes or so. I assume this is some way to
> 'save the screen' or whatever. I *really* hate this. I do not want my
> screen to blank. I would like to turn this 'feature' off.
Try "setterm -blank 0". (It works for me).
This is for the text consoles; under X you have to type "xset s off".
While you can do this, it is strongly recommended against!!! If you really have a
problem pressing the "shift" key to bring back your screen after you come back from
your break try setting this to a longer time period. If you just turn it off you
run the risk of damaging your monitor if you need to leave and the same thing
is displayed for a long time... (I like 25 minutes myself...)