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When my system sits idle for about 10 minutes, the screen blanks out and my web server is not accessable. I have read numerous theads that indicate xset and setterm commands, such as: xset s off, setterm s noblank s 0, I've even tried staying in text mode rather than enter kdm, yet nothing does the trick. Help
There's gotta be something simple that I'm missing?
This sounds like a bigger problem than setterm that just deals with output to your monitor, this seems like you have apmd set to put your whole machine to sleep after a certain idle time. Does this only happen to the webserver, or do all other daemon services cack out too? Also, what distro?
Another way you can disable APM is in the kernel itself... if you have the kernel sources installed and run a configure on them it asks about power management and whether to enable it or disable it... (at least under slack...), and that should REALLY do the trick if nothing else works...