Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Disable Screen Blanking/Dimming in the Console for Ubuntu Server

Run the following commands:
$ sudo cp -v /etc/default/grub /etc/default/grub.bak
$ sudo vi /etc/default/grub

Add or modify the following line:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="consoleblank=0"

Reboot:
$ sudo shutdown -r now

Verification:
Your console should stop blanking out to a black screen when idle.

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