setterm impact changed

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Thu Jun 26 19:26:00 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-26 13:24 (GMT-0500) Chris Adams composed:

> Felix Miata said:

>> Now that the kernel is no longer putting the display to
>> sleep and I can start X, I find that setterm command no longer
>> applies only to the vttys. It's now coloring my Konsoles, which I do
>> not want, and I don't see a way in the setterm man page to stop it.
>> :-(

> Are you calling it from your .bashrc?  A simple thing like this should
> do (basically, only run setterm when connected to /dev/tty[0-9]*):

> tty=$(tty)
> [ "$tty" != "${tty#/dev/tty[0-9]}" ] && setterm <your setterm args>

Awesome! :-D
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