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SubjectRe: Turning off automatic screen clanking
On 31 Jul 03 at 15:55, Timothy Miller wrote:
> So, if there's no point to having screen-blanking, why is it in there to
> begin with? To protect OLD monitors from burnin?

For example. My 8 years old EIZO F764M must not be powered down/powersaved
for more than few seconds, otherwise it takes about two days to get
convergence back right (monitor "fixes" itself, it is just unusable until
it does so as there is about 0.5cm distance between red and green and
green and blue components...).

> Is screen-blanking there just to make people feel better who think they
> need screen-blanking? As I understand, it doesn't do any
> power-management stuff anyhow.

setterm -powersave powerdown. I used it until monitor told me that it was
bad idea.
Petr Vandrovec


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