[arch-general] Turning off the screen for privacy

J. Pablo elfio at hiperones.es
Tue Mar 15 18:13:25 UTC 2016

Hi aguan,

Sorry to bother you, but I just realized the screen light up again as soon as 
you press any key or move the mouse. :(

El martes, 15 de marzo de 2016 19:10:12 (CET) J. Pablo escribió:
> Hi archers,
> First time writer here, reader from quite a time ago. Hi Zack, I used to use
> this command:
> $ xset dpms force off
> and I've just checked it still works from my shell. I don't know if this
> will suit your needs.
> Pablo.
> El martes, 15 de marzo de 2016 10:30:52 (CET) Zachary Kline escribió:
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > One of the perks of being blind is that I don’t need the screen to work. I
> > prefer to keep it off for privacy whenever possible. On earlier hardware,
> > I
> > used to be able to use the vbetool command to turn off the screen.
> > Nowadays
> > that seems no longer to work, “vbetool dpms off,” returns “illegal
> > instruction.”
> > 
> > I was wondering if anybody knew of a way too do this under current
> > versions
> > of Arch? Ideally, I could turn off the screen for both virtual consoles
> > and
> > X sessions, whenever i get around to installing Gnome. I realize this is a
> > bit of an unusual request. Sadly, my laptop doesn’t have any easily
> > identified hardware buttons to do this sort of thing. Thanks for any tips,
> > Zack.

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