How to disable Linux terminal blanking

If you've reinstalled Linux on your server you'll probably find the default settings cause the terminal screen to blank after a certain idle period, which also causes the WMS terminal preview to show a black screen.

To fix this, simply do the following:

Edit the file /etc/rc.local in your favourite text editor

Paste the following line into the file, before any line starting with "exit":

for i in $(seq 1 6); do setterm -blank 0 > /dev/tty$i; done

Save the file and quit.  This should now run on startup and prevent your terminal from blanking.

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