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Old 12-27-2003, 12:18 AM   #1
trey85stang
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Question CL Screen savers???


are there any command line screen saver programs??? just looking for a simple screen saver so i can leave the terminal up all the time...

is there anything??

thanks:trey

btw: running slackware 9.1
 
Old 12-27-2003, 07:08 AM   #2
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I think you can uncomment the line here that begins with Option in your file ->
/etc/X11/XF86Config

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# Set the basic blanking screen saver timeout.

    Option      "blank time"    "10"    # 10 minutes
I think that will cause your screen to blank even if you're just running a terminal, but I'm not totally sure. As far as I know, you can't run an actual screen saver from command line because you'd have to have a X server for the screen savers to display.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 08:14 AM   #3
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The console (terminal) will blank out after a time, though. So unless you need the pretty colours you should be OK.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 08:40 AM   #4
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My favorite for a CLI interface...
http://www.asty.org/cmatrix/
 
Old 12-27-2003, 09:01 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
I think you can uncomment the line here that begins with Option in your file ->
/etc/X11/XF86Config

Code:
# Set the basic blanking screen saver timeout.

    Option      "blank time"    "10"    # 10 minutes
I think that will cause your screen to blank even if you're just running a terminal, but I'm not totally sure. As far as I know, you can't run an actual screen saver from command line because you'd have to have a X server for the screen savers to display.
that did not seem to work, I thought (or think?) that file only runs after startx?

however; xushi's link is a screen saver that runs in a terminal. i just have to launch it before i leave the screen... which is ok by me.!!

thanks
trey
 
Old 12-27-2003, 09:12 AM   #6
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Cool. Sorry for giving you bad information. I did something at one time to blank my screen rather than using an actual screen saver, and thought that was it.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 09:59 AM   #7
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xlock -remote -mode random
or
xlock -remote -info "`hostname`: `date`" -mode random

-remote option: enable unlock the screen n logout remotely (from other host on network/other room) to free the host for other potential users..
-info option: give usefull information about the hostname and time when the screen lock/screen saver started, reboot is ok if someguy leave public box locked for longer than 20 minutes ..
 
Old 12-27-2003, 10:04 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Chinaman
Cool. Sorry for giving you bad information. I did something at one time to blank my screen rather than using an actual screen saver, and thought that was it.
its cool.. not a problem im trying to get a screen saver to run from the CLI, not from within X. xushi's is working well.. i have to start it manually but that is cool.
 
  


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