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screen timing out on console mode

asked 2018-10-03 09:33:48 -0500

weezylane gravatar image

I am having a spontaneous problem with my Fedora 28. After accessing console mode with Ctrl+Alt+Fn2...6 I am able to enter console mode but the display quickly fades to absolute black. This is only reverted when I go back to GUI mode and logon. How can I fix this?

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answered 2018-10-03 11:47:06 -0500

fcomida gravatar image

setterm -blank 0 There are more options regarding power saving: man setterm

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I did try that but I get setterm: terminal xterm-256color does not support --blank

weezylane gravatar imageweezylane ( 2018-10-10 08:49:22 -0500 )edit

It works in a virtual console, not in terminal emulators under X. If you are in X you might try xset dpms force off or use your preferred DE gui tool for power management.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-10-10 20:48:58 -0500 )edit

it says 'unable to open display' when run on tty :(

weezylane gravatar imageweezylane ( 2018-10-11 03:21:51 -0500 )edit

I'd like to add that I have discovered another anomaly. I don't think it is related to screensaver settings. When there are less than half of my screen is full the display shuts down no matter what but I noticed if I can type random commands and fillup more than half of the screen, it stays awake. Thoughts?

weezylane gravatar imageweezylane ( 2018-10-11 03:34:04 -0500 )edit

Then you are in a wayland session. I don't understand last comment...

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-10-11 10:12:33 -0500 )edit

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