Console rotates through all tty's after sitting for a bit

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Jan 21 02:43:53 UTC 2016

On Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:11:24 -0700 (MST), Warren Block wrote:
> On Wed, 20 Jan 2016, Malcolm Matalka wrote:
> > I installed FreeBSD on a machine (Dell OptiPlex 7010).  I'm in the
> > regular text console and if I just leave it, it starts rotating through
> > all the tty's rather than going into a screen saver or anything (I have
> > explicitly set the screen saver to a Blank screen).  It did this during
> > the install process as well.
> >
> > Has anyone experienced this and know why?  It doesn't seem to
> > negatively affect anything so far, it's just annoying.
> Something is hitting the PrintScrn key.

My first thought exactly. :-)

Check the physical keyboard, and if it is a wireless keyboard,
check possible "offending" other keyboards of that kind, too.

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