Bug 75039 - setterm -blank does not work
setterm -blank does not work
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
i586 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-10-03 17:31 EDT by Florian Effenberger
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-04 09:10:07 EDT
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Description Florian Effenberger 2002-10-03 17:31:08 EDT
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Description of problem:
I want to disable the screensaver. My term is set to "linux". As root, I tried

setterm -blank 0 -store

but it didn't help. After rebooting and waiting ten minutes, the screen got blank.

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Steps to Reproduce:
1. setterm -blank 0 -store (as root)
2. shutdown -r now
3. wait ten minutes after reboot

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Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-10-03 20:38:31 EDT
Put the setterm command to /etc/rc.local, the setting is not supposed to last
after reboot.
Comment 2 Florian Effenberger 2002-10-04 09:10:01 EDT
That works, thank you. However, a

setterm -blank 0 -store

should save the data even beyond reboot?
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-10-04 13:01:11 EDT

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