Things look quiet here. But I've been doing a lot of blogging at
dan.langille.org because I prefer WordPress now.
Not all my posts there are FreeBSD related.
I am in the midst of migrating The FreeBSD Diary over to WordPress
(and you can read about that here).
Once the migration is completed, I'll move the FreeBSD posts into the
new FreeBSD Diary website.
Screen savers - and how to load stuff after changing rc.conf`14 October 1998
In case you didn't know, your FreeBSD box comes with a screen saver. Several in
fact. And you don't have to be using X-windows to get them to work.
Open your /etc/rc.conf file and search for "System console options".
In that section, you'll find the following lines:
blanktime="300" # blank time (in seconds) or "NO" to turn it off.;
saver="NO" # screen saver: blank/daemon/green/snake/star/NO.
Change the values to those shown and have something better than a static screen.
Yes, but it doesn't run!
Well, you've made the changes above, and you've waited. And waited. But
still no screen saver. OK. It's time to share. I was told by narvi in
#freebsd on undernet that modload
would do what I want. So here's the command I issued:
Do that, and your screen save of choice should be working for you!