Stopping the kernel's internal screen blank

Rahul Sundaram rahulsundaram at
Sun Jan 23 09:25:02 UTC 2005

> Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work unless I'm actually logged in
> on a virtual console.  I've tried
>     setterm -t linux -powersave off </dev/tty1 >/dev/tty1 2>/dev/tty1
> to no avail.  Yes, the command was executed with root privileges.  I've
> even run strace on it, and the command is doing its thing.  It just
> doesn't appear to affect anything.

ask in the devel list or file a bug in against the kernel

Rahul Sundaram

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