Screen savers – and how to load stuff after changing rc.conf`
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!