How to make configuration changes without a reboot?
kjelderg at gmail.com
Tue Nov 16 16:31:14 GMT 2004
> I learned that in order to make changes to the screen saver,
> I had to reboot the computer. Those changes, made by
> sysinstall, appear in /etc/rc.conf.
> Is there a way to make such changes take effect without
> rebooting? (Version 5.3 RELEASE, i386)
Of course there are. Reboots are only really necessary for switching
kernels. Unfortunately, this often takes a bit more knowledge. In
the case of screensavers, a combination of kldload (to load the
desired screensaver) and vidcontrol (to set timeouts and such). man
kldload and man vidcontrol should get you going on this.
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