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    Linux Newbie jnojr's Avatar
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    Question Disable screen blanking on RHEL 7?


    When my screen is locked (I want this to happen!), it very quickly blanks. I don't want that to happen... maybe after an hour or so, but I want the locked screen to stay visible. I've tried Googling, but cannot find someone asking the same question with a clear, reproducible answer.

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    Are you running text-only mode, or GUI. I would guess GUI. There is a GUI tool to set these parameters, including not blanking the screen. Usually it is the power setting tool.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    Are you running text-only mode, or GUI. I would guess GUI. There is a GUI tool to set these parameters, including not blanking the screen. Usually it is the power setting tool.
    Yes, GUI. But the power setting for "Blank screen" does not affect the login screen. I believe that's the amount of time that an unattended console will blank.

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    This is normal operation. Just pressing any key, including a shift key, should re-enable the screen. This can be altered somewhere as a configuration option, but I'm not sure exactly where right off hand.
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubberman View Post
    This is normal operation. Just pressing any key, including a shift key, should re-enable the screen. This can be altered somewhere as a configuration option, but I'm not sure exactly where right off hand.
    It isn't normal for me. I know I can press a key to bring the screen back. That isn't my question.

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