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Old 05-16-2004, 09:37 PM   #1
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Text-only linux server: preventing screen from suspending?


I'm using RH9 for a text-only FTP server on an older machine, and after about five minutes, the screen blanks. I'm curious how I would be able to prevent this. I turn the monitor off when I'm not at it, which is 95% of the time.

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Old 05-16-2004, 11:19 PM   #2
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You should be able to set your "video off method" to "always on" in the Power Management" section of the bios. That should do the trick.

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Old 05-16-2004, 11:21 PM   #3
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Aha! Never thought of that. I'll poke around the BIOS, thanks!

BTW - This does not normally happen in text-based linux on it's own without altering it right? As in shutting down the monitor through linux.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 12:01 AM   #4
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I turned off the power management and it's still doing it. I don't really care now, but if anyone wants to gimme a hoot I'm all for ya.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 12:12 AM   #5
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maybe man xset, and read up on dpms. if that's not it, try disabling acpi or apm if either of those are enabled? just guessing, but it might be worth a look.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:50 AM   #6
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There is a line in your startup scripts that should go something like:

/bin/setterm -blank 5

Just comment out that line, or change the time.

This is how it is done on Slackware, but I would assume that it would be similar on Red Hat.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 03:14 PM   #7
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Hey that looks good, but where's the startup scripts at? Thanks!
 
Old 05-17-2004, 04:52 PM   #8
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That depends on what distro you are running.
 
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i think he said RH9. ?
 
  


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