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Old 03-15-2001, 06:22 AM   #1
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I have set my system up so that terminal 12 (Alt+F12) displays all of the system logger messages. I would like to turn off the screen blaning in Linux and just can't seem to find where to change the time limit (let alone disable it). I was hoping that there would a place I could set the blanking time to 0 and it would stop.

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Old 03-15-2001, 08:50 AM   #2
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setterm -blink 0

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Old 03-15-2001, 07:34 PM   #3
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Thanks!

I ran the command and found that you meant blank and not blink but thats all good! If I run this on /dev/tty1 will it make the changes for /dev/tty12 as well?
 
Old 03-15-2001, 08:46 PM   #4
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It works for the console.tty12 is the console just as tty1. When I want to check it I'll set the value to 1 to quickly see what happen.

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Old 03-15-2001, 11:31 PM   #5
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Just an FYI post I made the change on /dev/tty1 and it made the change across all terminals! Now just add that line into /rc.d/rc.local and it will remember the setting after a reboot!

Thanks for everyones help!
 
Old 03-16-2001, 08:07 AM   #6
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Another FYI

I also found that
setterm -powersave on
makes my system finally use the powersaving features of my monitor!!


There are quite a few other cool features with the setterm command! CHECK EM OUT!

Sorry when you only have the terminal and you find a way to customize it its almost as cool as themes for X but in my mind probably even cooler!
 
Old 03-18-2001, 08:22 AM   #7
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Use the command 'setterm -blank 0' to disable console screen
blanking. Put this command in /etc/rc.d/rc.local to ensure blanking is
still disabled when you reboot.

For setting screensaving parameters in X use the xset command. 'xset s
off' will disable the screensaver in X. This is covered in the
Keyboard-and-Console-HOWTO which you can find in /usr/doc/HOWTO/ if you
have the howtos installed or at the above URL.
 
Old 03-19-2001, 06:50 AM   #8
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Call me old fashioned but I truly dont think that Linux should have X installed on it!
 
  


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