How to turn off screen blanking

Matthias Apitz guru at
Wed Aug 10 20:26:04 UTC 2011

El día Wednesday, August 10, 2011 a las 03:18:07PM -0500, Gary Gatten escribió:

> I have a kiosk system I am almost done building and the last snag is
> attempting to make it so idle time (no keyboard or mouse attached) does not
> blank the screen.   I have already tried the following:
> vidcontrol -S off
> disabling acpi and apmd from the kernel config
> enabling dpms via the kernel config and then running xset -dpms
> Any other ideas?
> Does the monitor itself have "Green" options that can be adjusted/disabled on the monitor itself?

Hello Garry,

Despite of the fact that in your reply there is no chance to distinguish
between your lines and the text of the OP, please be so kind and stop
sending such nonsense as your footer, to be seen below, to a public mailing
list like the FreeBSD mailing list.

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