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Old 04-07-2013, 01:18 AM   #1
Bonhamzep
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I am looking for screensavers for Ubuntu 12.10


I'm very new to Linux with limited computer skills. I have not been able to find a current source for Ubuntu 12.10 screensavers on web. Have to turn off Mon. after each use. Please advise on resource, with install instructions.

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Old 04-07-2013, 01:45 AM   #2
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I'm very new to Linux with limited computer skills. I have not been able to find a current source for Ubuntu 12.10 screensavers on web. Have to turn off Mon. after each use. Please advise on resource, with install instructions.

Thanks
Why not use Ubuntu's package manager (whatever that is) and do a search for "screensaver". You can then install screensavers to your heart's content. I'd be surprised if Ubuntu didn't come with a bunch of screensavers preloaded when you installed it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #3
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It seems that Canonical don't want you to use screensavers so they don't enable them in Ubuntu, but apparently this can be worked around:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/change-...r-ubuntu-1110/
http://askubuntu.com/questions/64086...l-screensavers
 
Old 04-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #4
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I recommend the xscreensaver packages. Xscreensaver includes a (heck of a) lot of screensavers.

They are the default in most distros, except for those that package gnome-screensaver (lame) or kscreensaver (also lame). Both of the latter are tailored spins of xscreensaver.

Back when I used Ubuntu, every time I did a version upgrade, Ubuntu would remove xscreensaver and install gnome-screensaver. I would then remove gnome-screensaver and install xscreensaver.

It was our little ritual.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:31 PM   #5
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Hi:

If your feeling creative you can make your own like I did with GIMP!
http://www.gimp.org/

http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...tml?sort=3&o=2
http://s1052.photobucket.com/user/Ul...tml?sort=3&o=3

You can make Desktop backgrounds too-

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 04-07-2013 at 11:34 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2013, 12:44 AM   #6
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I visited each page that came on first page and didn’t got any relevant result then I thought to check out the second one and got your blog. This is what I wanted!
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