[arch-dev-public] Non-X monitor shutdown?

Aaron Griffin aaronmgriffin at gmail.com
Tue Dec 18 11:52:45 EST 2007

On Dec 17, 2007 1:18 AM, Damir Perisa <damir.perisa at solnet.ch> wrote:
> Monday 17 December 2007, Aaron Griffin wrote:
>  | Damir, do you have the 'blank' line (or rather, are you only using
>  | the one from /etc/rc.sysinit)? One of the things I wondered about
>  | recently is whether these two commands are somehow mutually
>  | exclusive - if maybe the screen will not 'powerdown' if it is
>  | already 'blank'ed? Do you know anything regarding that?
> from the logic, they should not be exclusive.
> i have just replaced the one from blanking by
> setterm -powerdown 5
> on my machine, because i do not see any reason to make a screen work
> and show black instead of shut down and use less power (on a laptop
> anyway). your guess that they are exclusive to each other may be
> right. i will add back the blanking one and see what happens.

I tried different combinations over the past few days.
I'd claim a hardware issue here - both of these machines have nvidia cards.

Maybe I'll try with the nvidia fb module? Damir, what video hardware
do you have?

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