SUMMARY: Need Non-X screen saver for Solaris

From: David Gunn (
Date: Tue Jul 04 1995 - 04:21:06 CDT

My original post:

>Does anyone know where I can get my hands on a screen saver similar to the one
>in SunOS 4.x that can be started up at boot time on our SPARC5s? They are
>running Solaris 2.4.

I didn't mention that I had already tried the one from SunOS and it didn't

Well, almost everyone suggested I use the one provided with SunOS. So I tried
it again, and this time it worked. I don't know what I did wrong the first

A number of the respondents indicated it was in the Solaris FAQ. My apologies
for not having checked it first. Thanks to Tim Evans and Fausto Almeida
( and for sending
me a copy of the FAQ.

This is how I implemented it:

I put a copy of the SunOS screenblank in our /net/bin directory, then created
/etc/rc3.d/S99screenblank with the following contents:

        #ident "@(#)screenblank

        if [ ! -f /net/bin/screenblank ]
        then # not found

        /net/bin/screenblank &
        echo 'Screenblank is running.'

Thanks to all for responding: (Zoltan Peller Technical Support Engineer) (Mr Rene Occelli) (Fausto Almeida ) (Steve Salvini) (Mike Salehi) (Tim Evans) (Niall O Broin x 3619) ((Nuno.Canas) Presales Manager) (Jochen Bern) (Frank Allan - Network Manager) (Mike Salehi) (Thomas Koetter) (Larry Ridenour) (Mike Salehi)
Yossi Goltz <>
Dave Fetrow <> (Fausto Almeida ) (Zoltan Peller Technical Support Engineer)

David Gunn

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