Can't stop Screen blanking
mrmaple at gmail.com
Thu Jun 16 01:35:49 UTC 2005
Thanks Karl, You da man.
On 6/15/05, Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu> wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-06-14 at 20:31 -0400, James Carroll wrote:
> > How can I stop screen blanking when I'm using the joystick?
> A quick look at the script /etc/acpi/power.sh will show you what's going
> on. /usr/sbin/laptop-mode does not appear to affect the screen blanking
> at all.
> To get around it, you should unplug the power, and then run the commands
> that set things the way you like. It would be useful to wrap it in a
> Also see: man setterm
> ... because the VT console blank time can affect this also. I believe
> you can turn it off with:
> sudo sh -c 'setterm -blank 0 </dev/console >/dev/console 2>&1'
> You need the "sh -c '...'" to wrap the redirection, so it happens as
> root. Otherwise, you don't have access to the console device.
> Not just for playing games... that command is useful for keeping the
> screen from blanking out for trade show and window displays as well.
> Karl Hegbloom <hegbloom at pdx.edu>
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