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Re: Blanking laptop screen

Rob Hill <robhill@es.co.nz> writes:

> Has anyone found a way to turn off the screen display on laptops, in
> order to save power when using emacspeak?

On my Thinkpad, I use radeontool, which is radeon dependent.  You did
not mention the video chip in your laptop.  This might lead us to what
would be necessary for screen blanking.  I initially thought xset might
be the ticket but my first trials were not very successful.  Using

xset dpms force off 

blanks the screen but any keypress turns it on again.  You might want to
have a look at tuxmobil to see if anything is posted there.

On my Debian installation, this came back from apt and might be
something you want to look at:

fnfxd - ACPI and hotkey daemon for Toshiba laptops
toshset - Access much of the Toshiba laptop hardware interface
toshutils - Toshiba laptop utilities

Sorry I could not be of more assistance at this time.  

Robert D. Crawford                                      rdc1x@comcast.net

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