The following reply was made to PR kern/152232; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: crocket <croc...@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: misc/152232: syscons VGA screensavers don't work on some computers. Here's a patch.
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 04:21:39 -0800 (PST)
Be aware that such ascii screensavers as daemon_saver.ko and snake_saver.ko can't be executed in VGA video modes.
Those ascii screensavers are executable on such video modes as 80x25, 80x30, etc...
Available video modes are displayed by "vidcontrol -i mode"