screen saver?

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Oct 8 20:23:32 UTC 2017

On Sun, 8 Oct 2017 16:09:59 -0400, donald wrote:
> I am new to BSD 11.1 and am trying to get the screen saver to work. 
> After searching, I came across the following: saver_enable="YES"        
> saver="daemon"    blanktime="300" entered into the /etc/rc.conf file 
> This does not work. Could anyone point me in the correct direction?      

The classic screensaver only works with the traditional
text mode console subsystem sc; with the new vt (newcons),
it doesn't.

Put this into /boot/loader.conf:


Note: This will probably cause X to stop working. :-)

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