Screen Saver under FreeBSD 11.1

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Thu Oct 5 13:22:25 UTC 2017

On 10/05/17 18:32, Eduardo Lemos de Sa wrote:
> Dear
> I have used FreeBSD 11.1 (release/amd64) since some months. Everything
> seems to working good, but I couldn't find a way get screensaver working. I
> added into my /etc/rc.conf:
> saver="blank"
> blanktime="120"
> rebooted several times, but simply it did not work. Under X11, I could have
> xscreensaver working (and to reinforce security, I am working under X11
> enviroment to have screen locked). Please, could you give some advise to
> solve this?
> Thanks in advance
> My best regards
> Eduardo

Getting the saver to work in console mode is difficult nowadays - 
perhaps even impossible.

The only way you can get saver to work in console mode is to add this to 
/boot/loader.conf and reboot :


The default console driver under 11.x is vt. If you use sc, your saver 
will begin to work, but then X will refuse to start (happens under 
10.3/11.0). If you manage to get it to work under 11.1 - good luck !

Manish Jain

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