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Old 05-11-2009, 06:58 PM   #1
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No desktop enviroment: Turn monitor off after idle for a certain amount of time

Howdy friends,

I have a computer that I just installed debian 5 on (well, it had had debian 4 on it for a while, and I upgraded, although I don't think thats important in regards to my question). I have the computer hooked up to an lcd screen that is shared by another computer which I use semi-frequently.

The debian machine is basically just a server of sorts, web server for the local network, as well as a test machine for person projects. I don't have any desktop environment installed, simply because I didn't need one.

Now, after a period of time, the console will go black, however, the monitor itself will never go to stand-by.. Is there a way to do this without installing X?

Old 05-11-2009, 07:20 PM   #2
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Look in the monitor manual if there's a setting that regulates how long the monitor has to stay on after loosing input from a video device. (i.e. the video chip in your server). I doubt the issue is in Debian, I think it's the monitor (but I may be wrong!)
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Either set it via the monitor as stated or in your bios.
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try enabling DPMS

xorg would be easier.. but you may find something above that's workable for console..

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