can I turn off the console screen saver?

can I turn off the console screen saver?

Post by John Tave » Sat, 07 Nov 1998 04:00:00



Is there a way to prevent the text mode screen from going blank after
inactivity? I want to turn off the screen saver feature for the console.

jt

 
 
 

can I turn off the console screen saver?

Post by MOLNAR Ing » Sat, 07 Nov 1998 04:00:00



> Is there a way to prevent the text mode screen from going blank after
> inactivity? I want to turn off the screen saver feature for the console.

yep, via setterm:

       setterm [ -powersave [ on|vsync|hsync|powerdown|off ] ]
       setterm [ -powerdown [ 0-60 ] ]
       setterm [ -blength [ 0-2000 ] ]

(one of those, not sure which one)

-- mingo

 
 
 

can I turn off the console screen saver?

Post by Peter Pointne » Sun, 08 Nov 1998 04:00:00




>> Is there a way to prevent the text mode screen from going blank after
>> inactivity? I want to turn off the screen saver feature for the console.
> yep, via setterm:
>        setterm [ -powersave [ on|vsync|hsync|powerdown|off ] ]
>        setterm [ -powerdown [ 0-60 ] ]
>        setterm [ -blength [ 0-2000 ] ]
> (one of those, not sure which one)

I'd say "setterm -blank 0" should do it.

Peter

 
 
 

1. How to turn off the console screen saver

Is it possible to turn off the screen saver (i.e. blanking the screen)
for the Linux console (used in text mode, without X)?

I tried "setterm -blank 0", but that doesn't seem to work.

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