[lug] Screen blanking

John Karns jkarns at etb.net.co
Mon Dec 12 15:56:06 MST 2005

On Sat, 10 Dec 2005, Daniel Webb wrote:

> On Sat, Dec 10, 2005 at 10:47:35AM -0600, Hugh Brown wrote:
>> Look in the bios, sometimes there's a setting in there..
>> xset s noblank
>> in the X start up scripts should help too.
> If I go to a console with Ctrl-Alt-F2, and it blanks, can that have
> anything to do with X?

Not very likely.

> I know BIOS can blank a console, but is there
> anything in the Linux kernel level that blanks the screen?

Try passing boot parms to the kernel to defeat APM and ACPI.  The kernel
APM module does screen blanking, if the kernel was compiled with the
feature enabled.

John Karns

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