setterm impact changed

Felix Miata mrmazda at
Sat Jun 28 03:22:44 UTC 2014

On 2014-06-26 15:26 (GMT-0400) Felix Miata composed:

> 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

Spoke too soon. It doesn't interfere with X terms because it's being ignored 
altogether. :-(
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