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Old 05-29-2003, 06:59 AM   #1
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Quicke on ScreenSaver


Hey all...

In the Slack9 distro, and a few others actually, there is a screen saver packaged that is called Star Wars.
It's nothing fancy but scrolling text like the intro to the starwars movies... blah blah anyway...

Is there a way to edit what is being scrolled? When I cilck the settings button it says there is no setup for this screen saver.

Just curios if there is a file somewhere I can edit or so...

Tnx.

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Old 05-29-2003, 11:04 AM   #2
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I think its coded to pull a text from the kernel directory (or more likely the /usr/doc directory). If you can't change its behavior the nice way (through config files) do it the hard way... rewrite its code.
 
Old 05-29-2003, 03:36 PM   #3
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Yeah that's what I thot, but I can't seem to find anything related to it.
Any ideas? i did a google but couldn't find anything even remotely related to this. Most of the results were bs microsloth wintendo saverz.

I even tried to find the actual saver and its source but that was a no go as well.

tnx.

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Old 05-29-2003, 03:39 PM   #4
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I'll take a look when I get home tonight... I already modd'd the matrix saver that comes with it (just turned the colors from green to neon blue).
 
Old 05-29-2003, 06:33 PM   #5
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ok... no need to hack code. if you execute xscreensaver-demo and scroll down to starwars and click the settings button. You should see a text entry field labeled "Text Program"... type something in here to dump text to the screen saver...

example:
cat /usr/src/linux/README

or if you wanted to have a random selection of text files you could setup a bash or perl script.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 10:57 AM   #6
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kewl. that worked... only does the X srvr use this version? or the version thats installed via KDE3?
In the control center the star wars saver doesn't allow for setting changes and says:
sh: line1: /usr/games/fortune: No such file or directory

If I use the xscreensaver-demo and restart the daemon via the menu, will this screen saver now take over what is set in KDE or do I need to disable the KDE saver....

Preciate your time.

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Old 05-30-2003, 11:43 AM   #7
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xscreensaver is a daemon that runs independant of KDE... I don't know what KDE uses for a screensaver (there are at least two in existance xlock and xscreensaver). However if KDE does not use xscreensaver I suppose one option to fix this would either be to disable KDE's screensaver and in your ~/.xinitrc file put a line as follows

xscreensaver &

just some thoughts... and as for my time... don't worry about it. usually I'm at work and bored to tears when I'm on this blog.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 11:49 AM   #8
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and as for my time... don't worry about it. usually I'm at work and bored to tears when I'm on this blog.
too funny. I know the feeling... well sometimes.
I appreciate the help.
Found out:

Once i use xscreensaver-demo settings and restart the daemon, it uses that particular screensaver since the daemon is running. I just disabled the KDE saver and it appears to be working fine.

Tnx for da help.

L8rz
 
Old 05-30-2003, 12:32 PM   #9
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not a problem.
 
  


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