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Old 03-03-2009, 06:38 PM
"Daniel Aleksandersen"
 
Default Turn off monitor after inactivity

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Sendt: Tue, 3 Mar 2009 20:29:47 +0100
Fra: Daniel Lannstrom <op@trekdanne.se>
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Emne: Re: Turn off monitor after inactivity

> On Tue, Mar 03, 2009 at 08:24:44PM +0100, Daniel Aleksandersen wrote:
> > Hi list
> >
> > My notebook’s screen turns blank when left inactive for a couple of minutes. I
> > want it to turn off instead, and turn back on when I start typing. How do I
> > achieve this?
> >
> > I have installed a base system and the laptop packages.
> >
> > Hoping for answers,
>
> I think this is possible to configure with the xset(1) tool. You might
> want to add a line to your .xinitrc file to make it set this up when you
> start Xorg.

I forgot to mention, I don’t have a graphical user interface. No xorg either.

I found a lot of instructions on how to set this up in xorg, but nothing for … what-
ever I have instead.
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Old 03-03-2009, 07:26 PM
Jrg-Volker Peetz
 
Default Turn off monitor after inactivity

Maybe, 'setterm' from the util-linx package does what you want.
I haven't tried it myself.
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:31 PM
"Daniel Aleksandersen"
 
Default Turn off monitor after inactivity

Sendt: Tue, 03 Mar 2009 21:26:38 +0100
Fra: Jrg-Volker Peetz
> Maybe, 'setterm' from the util-linx package does what you want.
> I haven't tried it myself.

This should work:
setterm -blank 1
setterm -powersave powerdown
setterm -powerdown 2
setterm -store

The screen does blank after 1 minute, but it does not power down after two (nor
three) minutes. Could be because of kernel bug 12653.
http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=12653

What else could be wrong? Other suggestions?
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:33 PM
Memnon Anon
 
Default Turn off monitor after inactivity

Hi!

"Daniel Aleksandersen" <aleksandersen+debian@runbox.com> writes:

> I forgot to mention, I don’t have a graphical user interface. No xorg either.

Sorry, I am not sure if this is what you are searching for, but
I found this:

,---[ /etc/console-tools/config ]
# **** screen saver/DPMS settings: all VCs ****
# These settings are commented by default to avoid the chance of damage to
# very old monitors that don't support DPMS signalling.
[...]
BLANK_TIME=5
BLANK_DPMS=off
# Powerdown time. The console will go to DPMS Off mode POWERDOWN_TIME
# minutes _after_ blanking. (POWERDOWN_TIME + BLANK_TIME after the last input)
POWERDOWN_TIME=1
`----

I have not idea if this uses setterm of something else to
do what it does.

Just have a look and try different settings

hth


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