Re: Screen sleep/blanking on etch console doesn't work?
Concerning issue 1, check your boot parameters. in yaboot, I have
which ups the resolution for console mode considerably.
a full table of the boot VESA modes can be found at
Concerning issue 2, i couldn't begin to say. Perhaps others will chime in.
I finally dist-upgraded my PPC Mac Mini to etch as recommended by the
etch release notes, and there are two monitor-related changes:
1) I only run in console mode, and never start X. In console mode, it
used to be the normal 25x80 character display, but it now uses a much
higher density display with more rows and columns shown. This isn't a
2) The screen doesn't sleep like it used to. I use an LCD display,
and while the screen blanks, the sidelight doesn't turn off (and can
be seen to bleed through in a darkened room). This is my main
concern, as it will decrease the life of the LCD sidelight.
What caused these changes, and what configuration file should I modify
to revert/change them? dpkg shows I have some x11 packages installed,
as the php-gd package depends on them:
ii libice6 1.0.1-2
ii libsm6 1.0.1-3
ii libx11-6 1.0.3-7
ii libx11-data 1.0.3-7
ii libxau6 1.0.1-2
ii libxdmcp6 1.0.1-2
ii libxext6 1.0.1-2
ii libxpm4 3.5.5-2
ii x11-common 7.1.0-19
ii xlibs-data 7.1.0-19
However there's no xorg.conf or anything relevant that I can see in
/etc or /etc/X11. And anyway, this is supposed to just be a standard
console, not X.