Turning of the monitor in what? X, or the at the text console?
I only have experience with X 3.3.x presenly: the option "powersaver" in your /etc/XF86Config enables monitor power level switching. It's also where the time outs are set for each power level.
As for the console, APM or ACPI needs to be compiled into the kernel, and there'll presumably be files in /etc which correspond to these (could be wrong but - never tried this). Check out the "help" when you enable APM/ACPI in your kernel config.
Last edited by ickers; 12-31-2002 at 10:14 PM.