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Old 02-12-2005, 11:45 PM   #1
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commands for monitor off / power save

does anyone know the commands to put the monitor in power save mode or whatever its called. like where its off but when you move the mouse it turns on. I dont like getting up to my monitor off and doing a sleep 30m && turn off monitor now command would be excellent. thanks.
Old 02-13-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
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For a console, server type rigs, it is setterm. Type in man setterm and look for powersave and powerdown modes. Should look something like this:

setterm -powerdown 10
That should cut off the monitor after 10 minutes of inactivity.

If you use a GUI, then you need to edit your xorg.conf file and add the option

    Option "DPMS"  "on"
You may then have to either add more options in the conf file or adjust in KDE, if you use KDE.

That help??

edit: My bad typing again. < slaps hand for being bad >

Last edited by dalek; 02-13-2005 at 01:33 AM.
Old 02-13-2005, 01:28 AM   #3
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yes that did help. and i have been able to do it with KDE stuff. i just like to able able to call things at wierd times like after i watch a video or something. thanks for a quick response.


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