Re: Screen off/blanking
Daniel Dalton <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I looked at the debian wiki and use the script provided to turn off the
> screen in the GUI and the setterm command to do it for the console.
> However I still have some problems.
> 1. How to turn back on the screen (for both methods)? This might be
> required on the fly when someone needs to see what I'm doing.
setterm -blank poke
should do this for the console, according to the manual page. I don't know
about X in this regard.
> 3. I no setterm appears to be useless under a screen session. Does this
> mean I'll just have to open another virtual console or drop out from the
> screen session to toggle the screen on and off if I need too?
When you're in a screen session, you're using a psudo-TTY. Setterm requires a
real virtual console to set. You could try redirecting its output with the >
operator to the virtual console, e.g., /dev/tty1.