Re: screenblanker vs login
No, I think it's at a lower level than X. See if just a plain text
screen blanks. I tracked it down once under OpenBSD and turned it off
but they have different names for things and that was 10 years or so
Try this search
https://duckduckgo.com/?q=linux+terminal+blank+time&t=ffnt Yes, it
comes from the kernel try: cat
/sys/module/kernel/parameters/consoleblank and it will probably say
600 (10 minutes)
Try setterm -blank 0 from the Stackexchange page at
Or see man setterm
On 2/13/18, Wookey <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On 2018-02-05 12:12 -0500, Gene Heskett wrote:
>> How do I shut the screenblanker off on an arm64.
> It's no different on arm than any other arch SFAIK. This is probably a
> debian-user question really.
>> I have looked around in the xfce menu's looking for blanker timing and
>> such, but they aren't there. xset gets reset to its defaults , which is
>> way too fast, on a reboot.
>> So how do I completely disable this so I can actually get something done?
>> 450 seconds is not enough to get logged in even.
> You can set screen blank times for XFCE in 'Settings'->'Power
> Manager', 'Display tab. or run xfce4-power-manager-settings. There
> you can set times, or just tell it not to blank or power-down at all.
> It is possible that you _also_ have something like xscreensaver
> installed, whcih may be trying to manage the screen too. You can just
> uninstall that.
>> And nothing related to ssh works until xfce is up and running.
> The openssh dameon is independent of the desktop and will start
> first. If you don't start the desktop ssh should still work.
> Principal hats: Linaro, Debian, Wookware, ARM
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