How to disable blank screensaver on Ubuntu Server?
There's no desktop or X, only console (command-line interface).
The easiest way is to add the parameter
consoleblank=0 to your kernel command-line at boot-time.
/etc/default/grub in your favorite editor; you will need to use
nano, etc.) or
consoleblank=0 to the
e.g. yours may say:
GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash consoleblank=0"
sudo update-grub, and reboot.
setterm -blank 0 on any shell to disable blanking out of tty consoles.
0 disables blanking, any value greater than 0 is the time in minutes. Default is
To permanently enable this you can add this line to your
A more detailled explaination can be found in this answer at superuser.
This will "overwrite" whatever is in your current config for "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=", mine was default, so I just use the following One Liner.
sudo sed -i 's/\(^GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=\).*/\GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="consoleblank=0"/' /etc/default/grub && sudo update-grub2
Same situation, the other suggestions seemed a roundabout solution.
Came across the GNU tool
setvesablank on/off using apropos.
It seems the best fit, trying it out to see if it fits the need.