SCREENBLANK(1)              NetBSD Reference Manual             SCREENBLANK(1)

     screenblank - screen saver daemon for wscons and FBIO machines

     screenblank [-k | -m] [-d inactivity-timeout] [-e wakeup-delay] [-f
                 framebuffer] [-i input-device]

     screenblank disables the framebuffer if the keyboard and mouse are idle
     for a period of time, and re-enables the framebuffer when keyboard or
     mouse activity resumes.

     When killed with a SIGINT, SIGHUP, or SIGTERM, screenblank will re-enable
     the framebuffer.  The pid can be found in the file

     The options are as follows:

     -k      Do not check the keyboard for activity.

     -m      Do not check the mouse for activity.

     -d inactivity-timeout
             Wait the number of seconds specified by inactivity-timeout, ex-
             pressed in the format `', before disabling the framebuffer
             due to inactivity.  The default is 600 seconds (10 minutes).

     -e wakeup-delay
             Wait the number of seconds specified by wakeup-delay, expressed
             in the format `', before re-enabling the framebuffer once
             activity resumes.  The default is .25 seconds.

     -f framebuffer
             Use the framebuffer device framebuffer instead of the default

     -i input-device
             Add input-device to the list of devices to monitor for activity.

     Note that the -k and -m flags are mutually exclusive.

     /dev/kbd                    The keyboard device.

     /dev/mouse                  The mouse device.

     /dev/console                The console device.

     /dev/fb                     The default framebuffer.

     /dev/wskbd                  The keyboard for wscons machines.

     /dev/wsmouse                The mouse device for wscons machines.

     /dev/ttyE0                  The console device for wscons machines.

     /var/run/    File containing the pid of screenblank.

NetBSD 1.6                     January 24, 2002                              1

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