Screen Saver under FreeBSD 11.1
mueller6722 at twc.com
Sun Oct 8 08:10:37 UTC 2017
from Manish Jain:
> On 10/05/17 18:32, Eduardo Lemos de Sa wrote:
> > 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 !
Same symptoms occur with NetBSD with DRMKMS, which is their name for vt or newcons.
I can only guess it would occur with Linux too and would not fight it.
X will not start from sc in FreeBSD or NetBSD.
I have wondered if console screensaver could be made to work with vt or DRMKMS, but then there is the danger of not being able to come back from screenblanking.
I no longer use sc in FreeBSD. In NetBSD, I like booting into 1920x1080 video mode for console and getting 67 (?) rows and 240 columns.
1920x1080 is my monitor's native mode and recommended by the manufacturer (LG).
More information about the freebsd-questions