Bizarre:: blank screen [on KVM] refuses to come back...
kline at thought.org
Mon Nov 3 15:13:35 PST 2008
On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 11:47:22AM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> A couple of things may be related to this behavior. When I have
> left my keyboard for more than a few hours, FreeBSD with X11
> running KDE3 remains blanck/blank. No amount of moving my
> mouse of tapping keys will bring back the display. (I'm writing
> this ssh'd in my via Ubuntu [KDE?].)
> I noticed--via top--that the system was loaded at above 2.00
> while otherwise "idle"; I've killed off a bunch of processes but
> cannot get the load below 1.00. I'm running 7.0, on a
> Dell-8200, 1G RAM.
> So: any suggestions how to get my screen back? Has anybody seen
> this before? Why the heavy load:: any ideas? And, is there any
> way I can turn off screen blanking *completely*? I almost always
> turn off the display anyway if I'm gone for > 15-20 minutes.
> thanks for any clues. i hate to keep rebooting. ...
Finally found (possible) solutions on a usenet forums site:
xset s off;
Then in /etc/X11.org, comment the DPMS option, e.g.:
See if this works.
Gary Kline kline at thought.org http://www.thought.org Public Service Unix
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