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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ tty screen sleep

Posted by: esm Aug 21 2008, 11:40 PM

I'm running a Debian Etch server on a 700mhz Apple eMac. I can't get X working (and don't really need it), but since the monitor is built in, I can't turn it off during the terminal session. Is there any way to make the monitor "sleep" (as apple calls the turn-off-monitor function in OS X) during a terminal (non-x) session?
Thanks!

Posted by: michaelk Aug 31 2008, 01:48 AM

Have a look at the man pages for setterm.
http://www.oreillynet.com/linux/cmd/cmd.csp?path=s/setterm

Posted by: esm Sep 1 2008, 01:22 PM

thanks.. i've been using that, but the screen has just been overlayed with black, not truly taking advantage of the VESA power-saving mode. does anyone know of a way to enable VESA on New World macintoshes?

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