Need help configuring upsd, sound and logo saver on freebsd 8.0

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Sun Jan 3 01:55:19 UTC 2010

On Saturday 02 January 2010 19:37:23 Manish Jain wrote:
> On 01/01/10 20:26, Matthew Seaman wrote:
> > Manish Jain wrote:
> >> 3) For my console saver ('logo'), I get the following error message at
> >> boot-time :
> >>
> >> module_register_init: MOD_LOAD (logo_saver, 0xffffffff81044010, 0)
> >> error 19
> >
> > Seems to be a long standing bug on amd64 systems: graphics based console
> > screen savers don't work. Any of the text based screen savers will
> > function correctly, although they don't look as nice.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Matthew
> Hello Matthew,
> Thanks for your reply. The only point that remains to be made is that I
> find the 'Cheers' at the end of your message quite ironic.
> Being the owner of 2 kittens, I must dutifully assert that there is
> nothing to cheer about under the current situation. For the three of us,
> it has been a long-standing favourite pastime to watch Chuck in action.
> We would miss football (for some reason called soccer in the US) games /
> cricket games / movies / all other forms of entertainment, just to wait
> and watch for Chuck to show up. My kittens never managed to grab him,
> despite numerous valiant efforts. But this never undermined the
> fascination all three of us shared for Chuck.
> If ever the FreeBSD operating system or AMD processors had a bug, this
> would be it. Above all, even to someone not in love with cats, having a
> genial and smiling mouse would be infinitely preferable to having such a
> nasty bug.
> Cheers
> Manish Jain
> invalid.pointer at

I can report that logo_saver works great on FreeBSD-CURRENT/amd64 with vesa 
loaded and options SC_PIXEL_MODE in the kernel configuration. Vesa support 
for amd64 systems was introduced after FreeBSD 8 was branched. 



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