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Old 09-29-2009, 08:00 PM   #1
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screensavers?


Hey,

Does anyone know where I can get some good screensavers for linux?

I know kde-look.org has some, but where are the best ones?

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Old 09-29-2009, 09:48 PM   #2
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Hey,

Does anyone know where I can get some good screensavers for linux?

I know kde-look.org has some, but where are the best ones?

Regards
Aubrey.
Well, do you need them for KDE, Gnome, Enlightenment, or generic xscreensaver modules???

Also, two things: "best ones" is relative...that's a matter of preference. And why put alot of effort into something that only comes on when you're NOT watching it?
 
Old 09-29-2009, 10:23 PM   #3
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Im using KDE 3.5.9 on openSUSE 11.

"And why put alot of effort into something that only comes on when you're NOT watching it?"

>Just getting tired of watching the matrix emulator all the time. Need something new!

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Old 09-30-2009, 04:45 AM   #4
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If you don't mind the disk space, I believe xscreensaver is the one with the most choice. After installed you can even choose the ones (more than one) you like the most and let it pick one at random each time...
 
Old 09-30-2009, 09:41 AM   #5
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Hey I already have most of those installed by default in Suse 11.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 10:01 AM   #6
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And there's none you like?

(I used to love seeing pacman playing, but now I just have a black screen locker...)

EDIT: If you like cars Vcars

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Old 09-30-2009, 10:10 AM   #7
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Im using KDE 3.5.9 on openSUSE 11.

>Just getting tired of watching the matrix emulator all the time. Need something new!
Well, if sitting and staring at your screensaver is something you enjoy, go for it.
 
Old 09-30-2009, 12:39 PM   #8
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I like the matrix code emulator. But its a little old now. Just fancy a change.

When I was using windows I used this:
http://www.3planesoft.com/clock-scre...d-screensaver/

Its an awesome screensaver! But its not available for linux!
 
Old 09-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #9
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Did you try searching YaST for screen savers (the description field) I think something showed up for me a while ago...

I like a nice screen saver too - people will enjoy watching it instead of thinking about your password
 
Old 09-30-2009, 05:02 PM   #10
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Wink

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(...)people will enjoy watching it instead of thinking about your password
LOL, you should try slock and see that people will think the PC is turn off or malfunctioning

Last edited by DarkVenger; 09-30-2009 at 05:02 PM. Reason: I ate one word...
 
Old 09-30-2009, 05:13 PM   #11
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LOL, you should try slock and see that people will think the PC is turn off or malfunctioning
If there is something really valuable on the computer they will restart it.

I like to get people in more action than that. The last thing I tried was setting the KDE 4 Dashboard as my screensaver and the 15 pieces widget on it, so they can enjoy their time until I come back (unfortunately it did not work, they can only enter the password)

The screen saver is not for us, it is for the people(customers, clients,supervisors, ...etc) waiting, and we have to make them enjoy the stay while we are away
 
Old 09-30-2009, 05:42 PM   #12
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The screen saver is not for us, it is for the people(customers, clients,supervisors, ...etc) waiting, and we have to make them enjoy the stay while we are away
This is indeed a good point, i'm always thinking about security...
 
Old 09-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #13
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run xscreensaver-demo that has so many great ones that will keep you happy
or electricsheep those are trippy
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:05 AM   #14
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If you want one that is amusing to watch, I'd recommend substrate.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 08:35 AM   #15
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If you want one that is amusing to watch, I'd recommend substrate.
indeed, resembles a city after a while...

cubicgrid and photopile are fun to watch too
 
  


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