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Old 04-14-2009, 08:31 AM   #1
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using screen savers from knoppix CD

Hello All,

I am using UBUNTU "Hardy Heron" on my desktop dual boot winXP/Linux loaded by GRUB.
I was testing "knoppix 6" cd from "Linux Format".How could I transfer
the screen saver package from knoppix to Ubuntu ?.Any suggestion will
be greatly appreciated.

Old 04-14-2009, 10:14 AM   #2
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ScreenSaver Packages


I would be surprised if there are any screensavers on the knoppix CD that are not already in the Ubuntu repositories.

Check out:

xscreensaver-data - data files to be shared among screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-gl - GL(Mesa) screen hacks for xscreensaver
xscreensaver-data-extra - data files to be shared among screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-gl-extra - GL(Mesa) screen hacks for xscreensaver
Old 04-14-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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Agree with the above. You should find the screensavers in the Ubuntu repository e.g. using the Synaptic tool.

Old 06-03-2009, 06:47 PM   #4
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Hi, I had to make a separte CD from the xScreensavers from Knoppix, there's plenty and I wanted them on Ubuntu-no there not on Synaptic Pkg Mgr, but the probem is copying them to the sub-file in Ubuntu, if I remember correctly, its /usr/lib/xscreensaver. Any ides how to copy/paste or whatever I am supposed to do to accomplish this. Thanks


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