Re: no blanking on consoles
On 05/10/2007 07:44 AM, Loic Le Loarer wrote:
I have several servers which VGA output is connected to the same screen
by a VGA switch (a KVM). If I want to let the screen go in standby mode,
I just connect it to an unplugged KVM input or switch it off manually.
So I don't have any interes in console automatic blanking activated by
default. Moreover, if a machine crashes, I'd like to see the last kernel
messages on the console, (which are often not written to disk) so that I
can debug the problem, but the console blanking prevent me to see those
I have found a way to remove the console blanking, it is enough to run
the command "setterm -blank 0" on the console after each reboot, which
necessitate to log in the machine.
My question is: is there an easier way to configure the console options
at boot time ? (something like running setterm with the wanted options
at boot time on each virtual console). I haven't found any configuration
file which can be used for this, even after extensive reading of
terminfo documentation, console-data and related packages...
Thank you in advance for your help.
You can set the console blanking options in an init script
(/etc/init.d/*). On my Etch system, that seems to create a global
setting for all VCs.