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Old 05-11-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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Question Is the Flurry screensaver available in Linux? Where to find it?


Hello everyone,

I'm relatively new to Linux; I switched over from Windows XP not even a month ago. I only just got my setup working the way I want it to, and I still have some things to toy with (printer, scanner, et cetera).

I'm using Fedora Core 5 and am pleased with it thus far, but am disappointed with the lack of screensavers. I've found some nice screensavers out there, but I'm still a little shaky on installing with anything but an .rpm, so I've decided to focus on finding my favorite screensaver and avoid others for the time being (the word "compile" has never been so frightening).

In OS X there's a screensaver called Flurry. I used it in Windows XP, having found a port. I'd like it for Linux.

As I said, I'm in FC5, running GNOME. I think screensavers work in both GNOME and KDE anyway, though.

I'm sure plenty of you are familiar with this screensaver .. does anyone know if it's on Linux, and where I can find it?

Honestly speaking, it's probably the only screensaver I'll ever use. Once I found it on Windows, I never changed it to anything else, and I expect that'll be the case here, too.

I hope someone can help me out!

Regards,
Chatonne

P.S.
I apologize if this has already been addressed, but I've found no solution after searching both Google and this forum.

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Old 05-12-2006, 03:05 AM   #2
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xscreensaver appears to have a module called "flurry" as part of it's OpenGL package, "xscreensaver-gl-extras-4.24-2" on FC5, no idea if that's it or not.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 03:44 AM   #3
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xscreensaver appears to have a module called "flurry" as part of it's OpenGL package, "xscreensaver-gl-extras-4.24-2" on FC5, no idea if that's it or not.
Thank you for pointing that out! That is indeed the screensaver .. but I've noticed a problem. In the preview window, it runs fine, but there's an issue when it runs fullscreen. It appears all right, but it flashes as it goes. I remember seeing this problem with one of the modes in the Windows version, but all I had to do there was change the way it rendered the screensaver. I can't seem to figure out how to change any options about the screensaver. I'm guessing there's a text-based config file somewhere, but I can't seem to find it .. even then, I'm not sure that would fix it!

I wonder what the issue is ..
 
Old 05-12-2006, 04:04 AM   #4
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if it's in the openGL package then it needs that to work properly, i had right problems with an ATI Radeon 9700 and any sort of semi advanced graphical functions. The openGL screensavers would run at about 1FPS.

Not terribly helpful but check to make sure your system is setup so that the card can do openGL
 
Old 05-12-2006, 04:50 AM   #5
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you could easily be running MesaGL (software) instead of idrect OpenGL acceleration, noramly a case of enabling the glx module in your xorg.conf assuming your graphcis card supports it.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 12:09 PM   #6
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I'm having a similar problem. Some screensavers will appear in the preview window, but won't work once they are activated. I do have 'Load "glx"' in my xorg.conf. I also have modified it to account for two monitors. Like I said, it's only for some screensavers, flurry being one of them. The floating Fedora bubbles one works fine, if that helps.
 
Old 05-12-2006, 01:18 PM   #7
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What video card are you using? I have several machines with Ati Radeon cards, all using the open source driver rather than Ati's official drivers. I find behavior like yours on the Radeon 9250--works fine in the preview window but works weird/flickery full screen. With a Radeon 7000 and a Radeon 7200, they work full screen, but not always in the preview window. In all cases, not every effect seems to work properly, although the effects seem to work best on the 9250 (within the preview window).
 
Old 10-04-2006, 05:48 PM   #8
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Funny, I just found this thread while wondering if I could get the Flurry screen saver for windows...

 
  


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