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Old 06-01-10, 12:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: How to turn off display permanently?

Xrandr doesn't work , it lists one output (default) but xrandr --output default --off does nothing.
I don't want to use xorg.conf options because I need it to be switchable in runtime (eg when I shut the lid)

Quick and dirty solution seems to be to use xinput to disable mouse and then use xset dpms ... but I would like to avoid that.

There is also vbetool which works (vbetool dpms off) but when I turn the display back on (vbetool dpms on) something clashes somewhere (my guess: nvidia module) and I get complete lockout and need to restart the system
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