For the console, I believe "setterm -blank 0" is what you want. It won't change the X screen blanker, though, which uses a different mechanism. You can use xset, or I believe there is an option to set the blank time in the XF86Config file. -Larry -- Larry Daffner | Linux: Unleash the workstation in your PC! firstname.lastname@example.org / http://web2.airmail.net/vizzie/ Ray's Rule of Precision: Measure with a micrometer. Mark with chalk. Cut with an axe.