[ALUG] wake up GUI

Phil Thane phil at pthane.co.uk
Wed Oct 11 21:04:42 BST 2017

OK, I'm inviting trouble here but bear with me.

I run an old desktop PC, headless as a file/webserver. My wife's PC backs up to 
it and I mirror most of my desktop on it using Nextcloud. My only previous 
experience with web servers has been running Wordpress etc on hosted platforms 
whee all the setup stuff is done via Cpanel. No Cpanel on my DIY server though 
so to make life easier it runs a desktop distro (currently Lubuntu) and VNC. I 
can do any admin via KRDC from my desktop.

During set up all this works OK, but the Lubuntu desktop goes blank after a 
few minutes inactivity, KRDC connects fine but all I see is black screen. The 
only way I can find to get back in is to reboot (using SSH), restart VNC then 
re-connect KRDC before the blackout kicks in.

A while ago I did this and tried to find a setting to keep the screen alive for 
ever, as there's no actual screen attached it would make little difference to 
power consumption. I thought I'd found it, but obviously not as it still 
blanks. Anyone got any idea?

I'm not totally averse to CLI work, providing it's a simple command to solve a 
specific issue like this, but I really don't want to learn how to do everything 
I need to do on the server that way!

Phil Thane

phil at pthane.co.uk
01767 449759
07582 750607
Twitter @pthane

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