How to turn off screen blanking

Frank Shute frank at
Wed Aug 10 21:21:54 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 04:04:42PM -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
> 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?

IIRC your kiosk machine is just a browser running on X.

In that case, make sure dpms is enabled and try:

$ xset dpms 0 0 0

That should disable any blanking.




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