Subject: Re: Something better than `screenblank'?
To: None <>
From: Douglas Allan Tutty <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 04/07/2007 11:46:39
On Sat, Apr 07, 2007 at 05:32:13PM +0200, Zbigniew Baniewski wrote:
> I'm looking for the way to blank the screen (text mode!) after given period
> of inactivity. Yes, I'm aware about existence of `screenblank' - but,
> unfortunately, it seems to be broken. One positive thing is, that it can
> switch the monitor off (seems to be using DPMS) - but:
> - it doesn't switch it back on when moving the mouse, or pressing the key
>   other than alphanumeric ones (so, no reaction on <Shift> or <Control>)
> - very bad thing is, that it's blanking the screen while I'm typing(!)
> No problem with blanking under XFree thanks to xset (f.e. `xset dpms 300 600
> 900'). Now I'm looking for "xset for text mode".
> P.S. Shouldn't be that possible (in text mode) just using wsconsctl?

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