[mythtv-users] Making a monitor sleep using a shell script?

mythtv at blandford.net mythtv at blandford.net
Thu Jun 5 13:43:53 UTC 2008

jonny Linux wrote:

> I was wondering, is it possible to write a shell script that would be 
> able to make the desktop monitor sleep whenever its run? For example, I 
> could either have it as a MythTV EXEC menu or on a LIRC command. Is it 
> possible to control the two screens independently or would they both 
> have to sleep?

This is what I use to put my monitor to sleep.

xset dpms force standby

I don't have twinview configured so I am not sure if you can do the 
screens independently.


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