Re: Stop the screen from blanking

From: Stephen Isard (
Date: Thu Sep 12 2002 - 15:43:13 CEST

Cenobyte wrote:

> > In X, try 'xset s off'.
> > In a console, try 'setterm -blank 0'.
> > Or if it's your bios doing it, you have to unset it there.

> None of these commands are available in mulinux,near as I can tell.

Sorry, I didn't have a mulinux machine handy. But a quick google search
for setterm has turned up, which

Disabling screen blanking in LRP is very easy. In most Linux
distributions, you can use the 'setterm' command, but that would waste
some 18k on an LRP disk; so, instead, you should skip the middle man and
issue an equivalent command to what setterm would do for you anyway:

echo -n -e "\033[9;0]"

Put that command in any of your boot scripts and you're all set.

Thanks to Giulio Orsero and Ian Scott for the answer to this age-old

So that looks worth a try, and more in the mulinux spirit too. If it
doesn't work, I guess you'll have to grab setterm off an old (i.e.,
libc5 based) redhat/debian/slackware/etc distribution.

Stephen Isard

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