How to set power saving settings in Ubuntu Server?

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After about 10 minutes my monitor turns off, am wondering if I can set it to 30 minutes? I am on Ubuntu server with no GUI, just terminal.

I found a tutorial that completely turns off power management:

not exactly what I want, I figure there is a config file somewhere?

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As far as I know, the Ubuntu server default console blank time is that it never turns off. If you have 10 minutes, then I assume you set it at some point. Anyway, see [here]( Many many releases ago, there was a default screen blank time of 5 or 10 minutes.
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@DougSmythies Thank you, I forgot my brother helped my edit that grub file when we first installed.
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I set up a systemctl unit by creating a file in

sudo vi /etc/systemd/system/console-blanking.service

Then put these lines into the file:

Description=Enable virtual console blanking

ExecStart=/usr/bin/setterm -blank 60


This will turn off the monitor after 60 minutes.

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