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Old 03-17-2005, 10:56 AM   #1
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Where to install screensavers in suse 9.2?


I have download two screensavers one is an .exe file and the other is a tar.gz file. Where and how do i install them?
 
Old 03-17-2005, 10:59 AM   #2
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You can't run exe files on linux, that's the windows format.

What are the files called? We can't tell you based on what you've told us so far.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:04 AM   #3
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Files are called

xscreensaver-4.14.tar.gz

matrix-screensaver.exe
 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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OK, well there is a matrix style screensaver (2 in fact) included in xscreensaver so that's ok. I expect SuSE already has xscreensaver installed so you won't need to install it. Are you using gnome or KDE? There will be a screensaver option somewhere on each of them.
 
Old 03-17-2005, 11:08 AM   #5
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im using kde 3.2
 
Old 03-17-2005, 02:11 PM   #6
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SuSE version--KDE version matchup

SuSE 9.1 comes with KDE2 (in the boxed set).
SuSE 9.2 comes with KDE3 (in the boxed set).
Windows is very restrictive in the acceptance of older and newer applications--presumably to manipulate its users into buying lots of new software; but Linux will involve you in conflicts among the library routines, drivers etc.--presumably caused by inadequate overall supervision of modifications of support routines and their use by various applications.
Applications ending in .tar, .tar.gzp etc. must be downloaded, unpacked and installed by a package installer (kpackage) which you may have to install from the distribution disk--but if you downloaded KDE2 from the internet it may not work either.
You may also be able to install a package by using shell (bash) commands, but this can be a long trek through the wilderness.
KDE has a website. Try them first. They should have KDE3, or an upgrade from KDE2.
Buying (or borrowing) the SuSE 9.2 Pro boxed set may save you a lot of wasted time.
To answer the question you actually asked--
Set View > Hidden Files.
Try locations like /root > /.kde > /share > /apps > /konqueror > /screensaver > filename. Copy your screensaver in. You may be able to get the location by using Find Files on a plausable screensaver filename. I'm sorry I can't get you a more precise location right now, but I am not on an appropriate machine.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 08:28 AM   #7
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xscreensaver

While you guys are on the subject... I have some SuSe enterprise server 9 systems with KDE 3.2, and by default, it doesn't install any screensavers in KDE. xscreensaver is installed on the system, but in the KDE Control Center, I cannot see any.

Is there an RPM I can take off a Suse Pro / Suse9 CD that will put the screensavers in my KDE-configure menu?

Thanks

Johnny
 
  


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