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Turn off screen on a Linux server

November 4th, 2019 Leave a comment Go to comments

If you have a Ubuntu Linux server and uses a laptop, you might want to close the lid and also turn off the backlight to preserve energy and lower heat. There is a command you can use to achive this. Use another computer and SSH to the server, then issue the following commands to turn off the TFT:

sudo apt install vbetool
sudo vbetool dpms off

If you want to turn the display back on, use:

sudo vbetool dpms on

Ref: https://askubuntu.com/questions/7295/how-to-turn-off-the-display-via-the-command-line

Ref: https://askubuntu.com/questions/62858/turn-off-monitor-using-command-line

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