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Debian GNU/Linux Reference Guide
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8.6.5 How to control console features such as the screensaver

For disabling the screensaver, use following commands.

In the Linux console:

     # setterm -powersave off

Start the kon2 (kanji) console with:

     # kon -SaveTime 0

While running X:

     # xset s off
     # xset -dpms
     # xscreensaver-command -prefs

Read the corresponding manpages for controlling other console features. See also stty(1) for changing and printing terminal line settings.

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