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    Default Powerdown monitor without X running

    I'd like my box running tumbleweed in console mode to power down it's monitor output after a timeout, but I'm struggling to get it to work.

    I've tried
    setterm --blank 10 --powersave powerdown --powerdown 10
    without success. The blanking happens (although that was happening already) but the now blank output is still sent to the monitor keeping it awake.

    Anything else I can try?

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    Default Re: Powerdown monitor without X running

    Hi and welcome to the forum
    So your system is set to boot to runlevel 3 (systemctl set-default

    Have you checked the monitor settings (eg the menu) to see what the power settings (if any are set to), what if you set powersave to on rather than powerdown, does that work?
    Cheers Malcolm °¿° SUSE Knowledge Partner (Linux Counter #276890)
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    Default Re: Powerdown monitor without X running

    Thanks for the welcome and your help!

    It turned out my problem was that I was booting the kernel with 'nomodeset'. As soon as I took that out it worked fine.

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