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Re: Current linux console screen blanking period?

On Thu, 2003-07-31 at 16:07, Petter Reinholdtsen wrote:
> I know it is possible to use 'setterm -blank <value>' to change the
> current screen saver timeout value in the linux console.  But is it
> possible to get the current value out of the console?
> I want to disable the screen saver while some task is being done, and
> then enable it again with the original value when the task is done.
> Is this possible?

A quick look at the kernel (2.4.19 sources) appears to say no; its a
pity that the ioctl call doesn't return the previous value.

Within console tools, you could probably read the default from 
/etc/console-tools/config ; within d-i , I'd presume since we'd just
assume the kernel value.


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