screen saver?

Manish Jain bourne.identity at
Mon Oct 9 00:12:05 UTC 2017

On 10/09/17 01:39, 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? 
> Thanks in advance

This just came up a couple of days back. I will quote myself :

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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