Bug 104049 - Disable console blanking on server installs by default
Disable console blanking on server installs by default
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: basesystem (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-09-09 10:03 EDT by Cott Lang
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:38 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-09 11:58:57 EDT
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Description Cott Lang 2003-09-09 10:03:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
This might be dismissed as a triviality, but it would seem logical to disable
console blanking by default on server installs.

I've had several problems with servers dropping dead in their tracks with no log
messages, and attaching a monitor just gives a blanked screen. 

I'm hoping the setterm -blank 0 will work, but it seems to make sense for that
to be a default on a server install, since they're usually headless and you
definitely want any hope of information retrieval after a crash. :)

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Let your RH server crash, try to plug in a monitor, see nothing. :)

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2003-09-09 11:58:57 EDT
The problem is there's really no way encoded to say 'this is a server install'
that  can cause modifications at that level.

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