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Re: Blanking laptop screen



Hello Robert and list,

Thanks for putting me on the right lines.  Actually, an 'apropos'
search for 'video' produced the command

sudo vbetool dpms off

which worked.  

Thanks again,

Rob


Robert D. Crawford writes:
 > 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.  
 > 
 > rdc
 > -- 
 > Robert D. Crawford                                      rdc1x@comcast.net
 > 
 > If parents would only realize how they bore their children.
 > 		-- G. B. Shaw
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