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Re: Disable a Flat Screen



On Sun, Nov 02, 2003 at 03:04:36PM +0100, Raffaele Sandrini wrote:
> On Sunday 02 November 2003 01:59, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> > Raffaele Sandrini wrote:
> > > Hi
> > >
> > > I'm wondering if there is a  method to disable a built in flat screen (on
> > > a laptop). I'm thinking of something like dpms. Win32 know a method (i
> > > don't kniw how) but when my laptop stands around doing nothing the screen
> > > never shuts down in linux mode. Is there a method/tool/XFree86 extension
> > > to do so? "xset dpms force suspend|off" does nothing on my laptop here.
> > >
> > You may also want to try posting this question to debian-laptop.
> > What brand/model laptop do you have?
> >
> > I have a Toshiba Satellite 2805, and the screen automagically blanks
> > after 10 minutes.  I don't ever recall setting a specific option for
> > this.  It has worked under Xree86 4.1 (in Woody) and 4.2 (in Sid).

I'm not sure if this is the situation you're talking about, but I have
an ancient Hitachi P-133 laptop I've been meaning to set up as a
firewall, and I've found that under 2.2.x kernels, the screen goes blank
after ten minutes but the backlight stays on indefinitely. Under 2.4 it
turns off the backlight when it blanks.

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