Subject: Re: how to turn off display? (wsdisplay0 at vesafb0)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 08/01/2006 00:26:14
On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:28:25 -0500 (CDT), "Jeremy C. Reed"
<> wrote:

> Can someone point me to a tool or code for turning off a display or 
> powering down a laptop screen?
> I am using NetBSD/i386 3.99.21 with:
>   wsdisplay0 at vesafb0 kbdmux 1: console (fb, vt100 emulation)
> And Xorg's wsfb(4) driver.
You didn't say what sort of laptop you have; on my Thinkpad (with
-current and xorg), 

	xset dpms force off

does it.

		--Steven M. Bellovin,