cool, thanks. It looks like i can just fiddle with values in /etc/console-tools/config under debian, now that I know what i'm looking for.
hopefully next time I crash it I can see what's what. I'll probably have to hook up a serial console eventually but that will involve sitting there with my laptop which I don't have time to do presently.
On Fri, Jul 30, 2004 at 01:39:26AM +0100, Ian Pratt wrote:
> >When I went to look at the screen after a hang to see if there
> >was an oops or anything like it, the screen was blanked and
> >wouldn't wake up - anyone know how to stop that behaviour?
> That's Linux behaviour -- not a lot we can do about
> it. Collecting crash messages is much easier if you have an
> attached serial line...
man 1 setterm. The command you want is "setterm -blank 0", which should
probably go in an initscript somewhere. I think some distributions have
an /etc/ file with a switch for you to toggle, but not the ones I'm
using right now...