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Old 10-04-2003, 10:26 PM   #1
geraldallen
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screensaver in kde


Can someone please tell me in layman terms how I can get my screensaver to work in kde (RedHat 8.0). All I get is a blank screen when my screensaver starts. I read that I'm suppose to create a Dir called "System/ScreenSaver in $HOME/.kde/share/applnk-redhat: then copy/link all files from /usr/share/apps/ksreensaver/ScreenSavers. How Should I go about this? I'm a newbee to Linux and need help.
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:09 AM   #2
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I personally use xscreensaver instead of KDE's screensavers because xscreensaver has a lot more cool screen hacks and is a bit less buggy. In KDE 3.x, you should be able to set your preferred screensaver to xscreensaver, then hit Setup to get to xscreensaver's config app. AFAIK, all you need to get xscreensaver working is to put a small shell script (which I call xscreen) containing the following in ~/.kde/Autostart/

#!/bin/sh

/usr/bin/xscreensaver &
 
Old 10-05-2003, 12:21 AM   #3
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KDE screensavers

menu
control panel
appearance & themes
screensaver
 
Old 10-05-2003, 09:23 PM   #4
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When I open a terminal window, what command do I type? In KDE, where do I go 1st?
 
Old 10-05-2003, 10:32 PM   #5
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As I said

In KDE

menu = the red hat symbol on your panel

control panel = a listing on your drop down menu

appearance & themes = a listing on the left side of the screen that pops up when you clik on the control panell

screensaver = another listing that appears under the appearance and themes when you click on appearance and themes

when you've clicked on screensaver

the field to the right side of the screen should change and give you options to choose a screensaver
 
Old 10-06-2003, 10:01 AM   #6
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geraldallen, have you got the problem solved?
 
Old 10-07-2003, 06:50 AM   #7
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xscreensaver-demo
 
  


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