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Post # 252760
power down a monitor from CLI (SSH)
I have an old laptop as a fileserver with Mepis8.
Normally, the machine do not use Xorg ( init 3).
But I want also to shutdown the screen. If the KDE is used, then from Power management the screen can be power down after few minutes.
How can I obtain the same effect from command line ?
I noticed that now after few minutes the screen goes black. I repeat is black and not power down.
I'm accesing the machine by SSH. I tried with xset but is not working. The error is "cannot open display".
any ideas ?
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:38 pm
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Post # 252770
Try logging into you server with "ssh -X". This will allow you to run X applications remotely assuming X is running. Once logged in you can call what ever application you like such as the system settings.
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