vbetool dpms off down't work on Fedora any more

Luke Yelavich themuso at ubuntu.com
Sun Apr 3 23:08:20 UTC 2016

On Mon, Apr 04, 2016 at 05:45:53AM AEST, Lars Bjørndal wrote:
> I allways used `vbetool dpms off' to disable the monitor on my laptop.
> After upgrading to Fedora 22, this command doesn't work any more. Is
> there a way to disable the screen? I don't use X, only the console.

I think xrandr offers a way for you to do this. Have a look at the xrandr manpage. If the command-line utility is not installed, you will have to install it. Not sure what package it belongs to in Fedora, but in Ubuntu it is x11-xserver-utils.


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