screen blanking considered useless
mattdm at mattdm.org
Thu Sep 20 01:47:31 UTC 2007
On Wed, Sep 19, 2007 at 03:44:31PM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
> It would be nice to have an option somewhere in the installer allowing
> the sysadmin to set the blanking time, or disable it altogether. My
> preference would be to disable it by default and let the sysadmin
> override that in the installer, but I think it's fine if it's enabled by
> default as long as it can be changed in the installer (and it becomes a
> kickstart parameter too).
Nah -- monitor burn-in is still a potential problem.
It *can* be changed (man setterm, man console_codes), but I believe the
upper limit is one hour, which is probably too short for what you want.
Matthew Miller mattdm at mattdm.org <http://mattdm.org/>
Boston University Linux ------> <http://linux.bu.edu/>
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