laptop screen always shutdown if no keyboard interaction for
infofarmer at FreeBSD.org
Tue Jan 23 09:24:10 UTC 2007
On 1/23/07, Zhang Weiwu <zhangweiwu at realss.com> wrote:
> Hello. I tried various ways to stop the laptop screen from being
> shutting down, as I use this screen to watch debug message of an
> application I am working on, I need monitor always on, no screensaver,
> no blank, no dpms etc.
> I cannot do it. I have tried:
> 1. set blanktime to "NO" in /etc/rc.conf
> 2. set saver to "NO" in /etc/rc.conf
> 3. start X server and run a terminal in it, run xset -dpms
> 4. check laptop BIOS setting (there is no setting for automatic
> blank time
> I have not tried:
> I. remove 'apm' from kernel (I didn't compile ACPI into kernel
> because this is an old notebook I am not sure if ACPI works, but
> I have compiled apm in kernel, which is not shown in dmesg and
> doesn't seem to work, e.g. 'shutdown -p' do not turn off the
> II. install Windows on the same computer to see if Windows can keep
> the monitor on.
> III. boot the system to FreeDOS and see if monitor keep turned up (to
> decide if LCD is turned off by hardware or software)
> Any suggestions?
Try playing a movie with mplayer, it keeps the display
on by default, I'm not sure how, but if it can than
there's a way.
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