Force Backlight to turn off?
I have a Toshiba Satellite A215 [AMD Turion64x2, 2gb ram,ATI Graphics]
I am trying to configure linux to use the smallest amount of battery as possible. This is going really well, and I have surpassed Vista by 30mins, with a special program on vista to force the monitor to be turned off (apparantly the monitor uses the most amount of power on a laptop).
Is there a way to force the monitor to turn off for a laptop? I can close the lid, but this isn't convinient if i'm constantly opening and clsoing. it's probably bad for the laptop too.
I'm sure there is a way to do it, I just don't know how. I've tried following the files in /etc/acpi.. to find out whats making it turn off, but that didn't lead anywhere; just to the laptop-mode stuff.
So overall, question:
How can I force my laptop's monitor / screen to turn off, not just lower brightness?