Text stops before end of screen

Colin Kemp colin at greenballenterprises.net
Wed Jun 13 16:17:05 PDT 2007

On Jun 13, 2007, at 7:12 PM, Steve Crosby wrote:

>>> On Wed, Jun 13, 2007 at 05:27:23PM -0400, Colin Kemp wrote:
> <snip>
>> card correctly or something, because the screen will go blank after
>> about 10 minutes of nonactivity and stay blank, but the comp itself
> By default the linux kernel implements powersave in text-mode  
> consoles - use
>   setterm -blank 0 -powersave off
> to remove that "feature" (although that doesn't explain why you can't
> get it back after a keypress.
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yeah that was confusing to me

it doesnt do it when i use X from the CD 6.2, just the text-console.  
also, the 6.1.1 cd doesnt do it, but i have to change the video  
driver in xorg.conf from i810 to nv for X to work, so i think its the  
driver. But im not sure how to change the driver that the cd 6.2  
detects... i think like the card just powers off or something, b/c  
the system is totally responsive other than a blank screen.

Colin Kemp

GreenBall Enterprises
colin at greenballenterprises.net

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