Subject: Re: how to turn off display? (wsdisplay0 at vesafb0)
To: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
From: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/01/2006 09:19:35
On Tue, 1 Aug 2006, Steven M. Bellovin 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.
I don't know what is involved with getting DPMS support included with the
wsfb X driver. I don't know if a generic "wsdisplay0 at vesafb0" knows
anything about Display Power Management Signaling.
Does it make since to add DPMS support to the X11 wsfb (the wsdisplay