Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238208
no easy way to control text console blank timeout
Last modified: 2014-03-16 23:06:27 EDT
Description of problem:
There is no way to easily control the time after which the text console gets
blanked. In theory, there should be a file, maybe somewhere in /etc/sysconfig,
containing a variable indicating the time after which the text console goes blank.
For example, if the admin wants to disable text console blanking, the command
"setterm -blank 0" must be added to one of the start-up scripts such as
It would be nice if a file in /etc/sysconfig contained a variable, e.g.
CONSOLE_BLANK_TIME, by default set to a reasonable value, and one of the
start-up scripts would run "setterm -blank $CONSOLE_BLANK_TIME".
Then all the admin needs to do is to edit that variable and the console blank
timeout would be easily adjusted.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7 Test
always been an issue
Steps to Reproduce:
1. see above
This would then lead to a question about supporting the other console
parameters, whether they be the cursor state, the colors, blink mode, bell
It would seem to be something better left to the admin.