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Old 03-30-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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how do I install a screen saver on Linux Mint?

how do I install a screen saver on Linux Mint?
Old 03-30-2015, 07:35 PM   #2
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If you have Mint Mate, the page below should help. If you're not using Mate then probably not. Don't use it myself so can't suggest any more.
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Mint comes with a screensaver.

Screensavers in Linux are not like screensavers in Windows. You don't go out and grab random screensaver programs from random places and install them.

You can open the Mint Software Center and search for "screensaver" and find the one that is installed. Its settings can be found somewhere in the Control Center, but I forget exactly where--I think under display, but it might be under power management or some other such category.

My recommendation is to remove whatever screensaver came with Mint (in my case, it was mate-screensaver, as I prefer Mint MATE to the other flavors) and replace it with xscreensaver, which is far superior to mate-screensaver, gnome-screensaver, and kscreensaver, all of which are lamer clones of xscreensaver with fewer screensavers and more limited configuration options.
Old 03-31-2015, 02:48 AM   #4
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In Mint MATE:

Menu > All Applications > Preferences > Screensaver.

Set the idle time and make sure that the 2 boxes underneath are crossed.

Then choose a screensaver from the list.


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