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sorry if this question has been answered before but I couldn't find an answer by searching. When i'm in the console (runlevel 3 i believe - no x) after a while the monitor goes blank. I'm wondering if anyone knows how to keep this from happening. I tried passing append="noacpi" in lilo.conf
thanks for the input. I found out that commenting out that line will not keep it from blanking but if you change it from /bin/setterm -blank 15 to /bin/setterm -blank 0 it will disable console blanking
If you are using a framebuffer console (you are if you see a penguin at the top of the text at boot), you can set the refresh rate and resolution using fbset (I'm no fbset wizard, so check out the docs for more info). If you are running in hardware text mode, the refresh rate is hardwired to 60Hz.
If you are running a stock Slackware kernel, edit /etc/lilo.conf to set framebuffer mode (there are a bunch of commented out lines int the default lilo.conf, pick one and uncomment it). If you are compiling yourself you need to enable framebuffer console, as Cerbere pointed out.