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Re: Annoying Laptop problem/feature screen goes dark

On Thu, Apr 10, 2003 at 04:37:48PM -0700, nate wrote:
> Mike Manchester said:
> > I have a laptop the if I don't touch any keys will blank the screen.
> > That's OK but it will blank the screen in 20 secs if I don't touch a key.
> > It's hard to read a book on line with this feature.
> are you using X?
> if so check your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file for an option such as:
> Option		"SuspendTime"	"10"
> Option		"OffTime"	"20"
> though 20 seconds seems very quick...i've never seen a system blank
> the screen in 20 seconds, the above is 10/20 minutes. Are you using
> any screensavers? try
> xset s off
> as well, if your using the console, I'm not certain other then disabling
> apm. but even at the console I don't remember it blanking quicker then
> 5 or 10 minutes.

In the console: setterm -blank 0


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