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aixuser01

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screen blanking
« on: November 16, 2012, 06:38:05 am »
hi all,

7.0 std gold built nov-21-2011

my screen blanks itself after a few minutes. comes back when i hit a key. sounds like the screen saver right.

i do not have the apci service running (turned off in the hardware setup in vasm)
ps -ef | grep apci comes back with nothing.

also this machine is in runlevel 3 (text gui server )

the xset commands wont run because there is no x server running, so where is this coming from?

i know its not bios because my freebsd install does not have this problem.

what to do? where to look?

thanks all for your time.

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Re: screen blanking
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 07:15:53 am »
To keep the monitor "always on", I add these commands to my startup script:
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setterm -blank 0 -powerdown 0This turns off screen blanking provided by the shell
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xset s off- turns off the X screen saver
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xset -dpms- disables hardware DPMS power saver.

aixuser01

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Re: screen blanking
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 07:50:40 am »
thanks for the reply testing now. (from the command line ) when you say start up scripts what do you mean.... the .bashrc? .bash_profile, or something like rc.local ??
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Re: screen blanking
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 08:22:00 am »
I wouldn't use rc.local. Since you're not running X, try .bash_profile first. If that doesn't do it, try .bashrc.

aixuser01

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Re: screen blanking
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 01:51:10 pm »
thanks for the quick response. the setterm did the trick. placed it in .bashrc
Evil Overlord rule 58 My doomsday device will not employ a large red digital countdown device unless it is absolutely necessary.  If a countdown device proves to be necessary, the doomsday device will be set to activate when the counter reaches 00:10:00, rather than 00:00:00.