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Old 09-28-2003, 11:10 PM   #1
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turn off video output automatically


i want to have a program which can automatically cut the video output to monitor at some fixed time. say, from 8PM - 5AM.
can a bash script do that as well?
 
Old 09-30-2003, 02:09 PM   #2
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the command you need is: xset dpms force standby . Add that to your cron scheduler:

0 20 * * * xset dpms force standby

and you monitor will automagically turn off at 8pm. Of course, if you hit a button, it'll wake back up...
 
Old 10-01-2003, 06:33 AM   #3
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thank you,
even though, i don't understand that command, but, how to turn it on using cron again?
thanks
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:28 AM   #4
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type crontab -e # this will allow you to edit your crontab
add the line that I listed above:
0 20 * * * xset dpms force standby

save the file, and your done

"man cron" and "man crontab" if you have cron questions
 
  


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