I’m back with another short post. Today I was adding a screen to one of my racks and I wanted it to display data such as a top session or something of that nature. They are servers so there is no X-server. I got the screen all hooked up and running they way I wanted but after 10 mins or so it went to sleep. This was rater annoying since I wanted it to display all of the time. I did some searching and was was unable to find a suitable fix. One of my friends came through in the clutch with the fix. Its so simple I am almost embarrassed to post it however since I couldn’t find it may be this will help the next guy.
Simply enter this into the framebuffer session you wish to keep on:
- setterm -blank 0 > /dev/tty