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Old 08-04-2006, 02:46 PM   #1
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Start the screen saver from a script


Hi guys,
Does anyone know how to start the screensaver, whatever is the one defined, or a particular one from the standard set that comes with FC5, from a script? Is there any simple command such as:

screensaver -start &

or

screensaver -start -starsfield &

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #2
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you need to run 'xscreensaver' as a daemon

after this, use 'xscreensaver-command -activate' to start the screensaver

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Old 08-05-2006, 03:18 PM   #3
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Thanks!

Like a bird: first learn to walk then to fly...
 
Old 08-05-2006, 04:55 PM   #4
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