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Disable Console Screen Saver

January 3rd, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

By default most Linux installations come with the console screen saver on. This is generally a bad idea for a server system because if you do experience kernel panic issues you will not be able to see what caused the panic. The screen will remain blank.

Put the following lines in your /etc/rc.d/rc.local or in your login scripts:

setterm -blank 0
setterm -store

If you use X-Windows append one more line:

xset -dpms

This should allow for viewing of the screen in the even of kernel panic.

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