I was wondering how I could disable the console screen saver on my server (so I can watch progress of stuff in the background) and I found this article, How do I permanently disable Linux’s console screen saver, system-wide?
One of the solutions suggests installing the console-tools package, but there is another solution that looks like it doesn’t need any package installed, so I’m gonna give that a try first. The solution is to edit /etc/kbd/config and specify:
I’ve configured that now but won’t be able to test for a while as I can’t reboot my server just at the moment.
While I was at it I figured I’d have num lock enabled by default too:
Update: I was finally able to reboot my system and test that config, and: it didn’t work.
I tried to apt-get install console-tools, but that make things even worse! I recommend that you don’t try and install console-tools on Ubuntu Lucid, if my experience is anything to go by. Lucky I could still SSH to my server, because there was no console!
In the end I settled on a solution I found over here, being to add the following to /etc/rc.local:
setterm -blank 0 -powersave off -powerdown 0