I'm searching and searching and having a hell of a time finding out how to set a workstation install with the GUI disabled, to blank the screen automatically after being idle for a bit.
Anything to do with gsettings and xset won't work - there is no GUI.
I did find this useful command in another post -
setterm --blank 1
but that's a CLI command, you have to log in and run it, and apparently putting it in startup scripts or whatever doesn't work.
I want the system to boot, and if no one touches the keyboard, I want the screen to turn off after a bit.
It can't be as hard as searching is making it seem!
As is, it stays on forever. I've got the system set to stay awake when the lid is closed (it's a laptop), and the screen stays on, forever ... I didn't realize this and wouldn't be surprised if I actually burned-in the screen last night leaving top up for 12+ hours :-(
Any help would be greatly appreciated!