[Server-devel] turn off backlight on XS-on-XO1

Anna aschoolf at gmail.com
Tue Mar 2 22:00:50 EST 2010

On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 1:34 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:

> martin wrote:
>  > Good question. Could we run Paul's power daemon configured to dim
>  > screen completely if there is no VT user actvity?
> yes, that would probably work.  there's no X11 requirement in kbdshim
> or powerd.   but to be clear:  is the requirement for blanking after
> an idle period?  or do you just want a command to blank the screen?
> because the latter can be created pretty easily.
> paul
I'd appreciate a command to blank the screen.  I installed olpc-kbdshim from
the repo and then
http://dev.laptop.org/~pgf/rpms/olpc-powerd-9-1.fc9.i386.rpm.  Tried editing
/etc/powerd/powerd.conf to make the screen blank, but I guess I don't know
what I'm doing cause it's not working.

In my particular situation, I usually just make sure the XS on XO is booted
up and online, then ssh in from another machine.  So the ability to turn the
backlight off at will would be great.

When I have a screen at all, that is.  I've been messing around with "XS on
XO" on a couple of XOs that have been stripped for parts cause of one issue
or another.  But that's another story.

Anna Schoolfield
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