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Cottsay 08-14-2008 01:43 AM

Windows Screen Savers in Fedora
Simple question: Is there a way to run a ".scr" file in Fedora? Some kind of program that can do it? Anything?



jomen 08-14-2008 02:53 AM

Some Windows software can be run in linux using "wine" - or in a virtual machine running the real OS.
The first method may come closer to what you want - just a guess.

allez 08-14-2008 03:34 AM


Some Windows software can be run in linux using "wine"
Yes, and .scr files too. I tried right now to run Windows screensaver under WINE (just for fun), and it worked. But I had to copy .scr files from Windows partititon to windows/system32 in my WINE user directory. As a result, I could run all of screensavers (except ssstars.scr) with wine c:/windows/system32/*.scr /? command.

Note: I found that option /? in command is mandatory to run the screensaver itself, without it only screensaver settings window will be shown. What else? Yeah, one may use any set of symbols in this option. I tried /1, /~, /whatamess and /':-)' - every variant worked. :)

Cottsay 08-14-2008 03:15 PM

Awesome! I found that using any argument caused the screensaver to go into "preview" mode...which doesn't work in all situations. If you use a /S argument the file "saves" the screen! Cool! Thank you very much! Now, does anyone know how to integrate this into the gnome screensaver preferences? as a "linux" screensaver? Maybe something that just runs the command?



allez 08-15-2008 12:00 PM

AFAIR, but I'm not sure, xscreensaver allows to add custom screensavers.

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