After a while of inactivity the fullscreen console fades to black until I press a key.
I want to disable the fade to black on my fullscreen console running in a VirtualBox.
I'm running Debian 8 Jessie and I'm not using a window manager.
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kbd, search for
# screen blanking timeout. monitor remains on, but the screen is cleared to # range: 0-60 min (0==never) kernels I've looked at default to 10 minutes. # (see linux/drivers/char/console.c) BLANK_TIME=30
BLANK_TIME=0 will disable blanking, see Change Linux console screen blanking behavior.
/etc/init.d/kbd and change line 222 from
TERM=linux setterm > /dev/tty1 $setterm_args
Technical details can be found in the bugreport above.