screen blanking considered useless

Matthew Miller mattdm at
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          <>
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