DPMS with and without X

Alexy Khrabrov (khrabrov@unagi.cis.upenn.edu)
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 19:02:47 -0400 (EDT)




Greetings --

I'm fascinated by the wonderful DPMS effect.  I
hate useless screensavers, and DPMS turns off the
screen.  Since I also hate to reboot and prefer my
Linux server run forever, this is great.  If only
I could turn off the fan for the night!  But
that's another topic, how to make your PC shut
up...

Now, I wonder which XF86Config options are used to
set up the DPMS parameters.  As for now, I say

xset dpms 0 0 900

and also I can say

xset dpms force off

if I want to turn the monitor off via DPMS at once
and go get coffee while the kernel recompiles.

BUT, putting that in .xinit doesn't work with AS.
Why?

AND, what do you do if you're a die-hard text
junkie and just don't like to startx when messing
around with the kernel?  Is there a way to
activate the DPMS from a virtual terminal --
console, when X is not running at all?

-- 
Cheers,
Alexy Khrabrov -- www.suffix.com -- Segmentation f%^(& 

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