vbetool dpms off down't work on Fedora any more

Lars Bjørndal lars at lamasti.net
Thu Apr 7 12:11:31 UTC 2016

[Luke Yelavich]
> 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.

Ok. I've not looked very deeply into this, but whatever command i try,
I get "Can't open display". So I think this utillity is for X, not for
the text mode console.

Anyway, thank you.


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