for i in `ls /var/lib/initramfs-tools`; \
do export IGNORE_CC_MISMATCH=1 && \
/usr/lib/dkms/dkms_autoinstaller start $i; \
$ sudo rm /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules
It turns out the solution is very simple. The xset command is the X server preferences command.
It has a simple command to turn off the monitor:$ xset dpms force off
and to turn the monitor back on:$ xset dpms force on
You can also check the status of the X server settings by using:$ xset -q