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Old 03-31-2013, 11:49 PM   #1
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Question How to stop the screen saver on an Ubuntu Server 10.xx 64 and 12.xx 64?

Hi all,

The title of my post should almost be enough to explain my problems.

I run both Ubuntu Server 10.04 LTS 64 bits and Ubuntu Server 12.04 LTS 64 on two different PC.

And these servers don't have a GUI!

Is there a command, or better a parameter in a file to modifiy in order to stop the screen saver that blanks my consoles after 10 minutes.

TIA for any tip and trick.

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A quick google search found that you can apparently accomplish this by adding "quiet splash consoleblank=0" (you will want to include the quotation marks there also) to the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line in the /etc/default/grub file.
Make sure that the GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT= line is uncommented also. It should be by default.
Then be sure to run sudo update-grub for the changes to take effect. Then reboot and you should be good to go.

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