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Old 02-24-2018, 11:45 PM   #1
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Screensaver files


I did an apt-cache search for screensavers on Debian:
Code:
apt-cache search screensavers
acpi-support - scripts for handling many ACPI events
cinnamon-screensaver-webkit-plugin - Webkit plugin for cinnamon-screensaver
rss-glx - Really Slick Screensavers GLX Port
xscreensaver-data - Screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-data-extra - Extra screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-gl - GL(Mesa) screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-gl-extra - Extra GL(Mesa) screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
and after I got the results I installed:
Code:
apt install xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra rss-glx xscreensaver-data xscreensaver-data-extra
Code:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libalut0 libglc0 libgle3 libglewmx1.13 libjpeg-turbo-progs libturbojpeg0
  rss-glx xscreensaver-data xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl
  xscreensaver-gl-extra
and then:
Code:
update-menus
but now they are nowhere to be found in the menus - Desktop Settings, accessories, display, etc. Where should I look for them, and do I have to do something special to make a dialog box available to select what I want? I'd like to set up a screensaver, as I leave the laptop for a few minutes every so often when I go to get coffee, etc.
Any help is appreciated.

Last edited by MJ73; 03-06-2018 at 12:02 AM. Reason: Marking as solved, just giving up for now!
 
Old 02-25-2018, 12:46 AM   #2
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open xscreensaver. it should be in the menu somewhere!
if not, open a terminal and enter 'xscreensaver' or maybe 'xscreensaver-<Tab><Tab>' (that means, type out the first part, then hit Tab twice) - i think it's xscreensaver-gui or something like that.
 
Old 02-25-2018, 04:17 PM   #3
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open xscreensaver. it should be in the menu somewhere!
if not, open a terminal and enter 'xscreensaver' or maybe 'xscreensaver-<Tab><Tab>' (that means, type out the first part, then hit Tab twice) - i think it's xscreensaver-gui or something like that.
That got me this:
Code:
xscreensaver-
xscreensaver-getimage        xscreensaver-gl-helper
xscreensaver-getimage-file   xscreensaver-text
xscreensaver-getimage-video
Can't find it anywhere in the "Applications menu" which, I think, covers everything in the Debian install.
THX
 
Old 02-25-2018, 08:45 PM   #4
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Did you remove whatever screensaver was installed by default?

If you did not, you should. The presence of two screensaver programs may be confusing the desktop environment.
 
Old 02-26-2018, 02:21 AM   #5
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Is the xscreensaver package installed? It doesn't seem to... These are the mistakes happening when doing things without documentation reading...
 
Old 02-26-2018, 02:59 PM   #6
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That got me this:
Code:
xscreensaver-
xscreensaver-getimage        xscreensaver-gl-helper
xscreensaver-getimage-file   xscreensaver-text
xscreensaver-getimage-video
Can't find it anywhere in the "Applications menu" which, I think, covers everything in the Debian install.
THX
have you also tried without the trailing '-'?
i.e. xscreensaver<Tab><Tab>
 
Old 02-26-2018, 03:04 PM   #7
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If I remember correctly it is called xscreensaver-demo or similar. I personally am happy with Xorg builtin screensaver, thus can't tell for sure.

Surprisingly enough it has a man page https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/man1.html

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Old 02-26-2018, 03:21 PM   #8
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yes, thanks for jogging my memory.
so judging from the output, xscreensaver is only half installed.
op, please open your software management tools and find out what xscreensaver related packages are installed.
 
Old 03-02-2018, 11:53 PM   #9
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Well ... I installed "xscreensaver" here in debian stretch (using KDE) and, xcreensaver works normally. Just type in the command line "xscreensaver" that appears a screen, where you can make the necessary settings.

Actually does not appear in the menu, at least in my KDE menu did not appear. I do not know if restarting X, it may appear ...
Code:
apt-cache policy xscreensaver
xscreensaver:
  Instalado: (nenhum)
  Candidato: 5.36-1
  Tabela de versão:
     5.36-1 500
        500 http://ftp.br.debian.org/debian stretch/main amd64 Packages
 
Old 03-03-2018, 09:51 PM   #10
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If I remember correctly it is called xscreensaver-demo or similar
xscreensaver-demo is the configuration routine for xscreensaver.

There are a number of lamer spins of xscreensaver, such a mate-screensaver, gnomescreensaver, and kscreensaver.

Not a one of them can hold a candle to the real thing. I always make them go away and install the real thing.
 
Old 03-04-2018, 01:10 AM   #11
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using KDE
that might be relevant.
i think you should be searching KDE settings for a screensaver (instead of the general application menu).
KDE like to do things their own way, you might have kscreensaver installed?
 
Old 03-05-2018, 10:12 AM   #12
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that might be relevant.
i think you should be searching KDE settings for a screensaver (instead of the general application menu).
KDE like to do things their own way, you might have kscreensaver installed?

~$ apt-cache search screensaver

Code:
gnome-screensaver - protetor e travador de tela GNOME
libpam-gnome-keyring - módulo PAM para destravar o chaveiro do GNOME no login
wmmatrix - Mostra A Matriz num dock application do Window Maker
xdg-utils - Utilitários de integração de área de trabalho da freedesktop.org
gnome-screensaver-flags - Protetor de ecrã para GNOME com bandeiras do mundo
pidgin-awayonlock - extensão do pidgin para deixar como ausente na activação do protetor de ecrã
boinc-screensaver - screen saver auto-controlling volunteer computing
cinnamon-screensaver - Cinnamon screen saver and locker
cinnamon-screensaver-webkit-plugin - Webkit plugin for cinnamon-screensaver
cinnamon-screensaver-x-plugin - XScreensaver plugin for cinnamon-screensaver
libcscreensaver0 - library and introspection data used by cinnamon-screensaver
cinnamon-settings-daemon - daemon handling the Cinnamon session settings
dizzy - Graphics demo that makes you dizzy using rotating textures
xscreensaver-screensaver-dizzy - Graphics demo that makes you dizzy (XScreenSaver hack)
gkrellshoot - Plugin for gkrellm to lock the screen and make screenshots
gnome-settings-daemon - daemon handling the GNOME session settings
gnome-shell-extension-caffeine - GNOME Shell extension to keep your computer awake
goban-original-games - Original games set for the Goban screensaver
goban-ss - Goban screensaver
aajm - ASCII art version of jugglemaster
libopengl-xscreensaver-perl - Perl module for writing OpenGL-based XScreenSaver hacks
libxcb-screensaver0 - X C Binding, screensaver extension
libxcb-screensaver0-dbg - X C Binding, screensaver extension, debugging symbols
libxcb-screensaver0-dev - X C Binding, screensaver extension, development files
lxde-core - Metapackage for the LXDE core
mate-screensaver - MATE screen saver and locker
mate-screensaver-common - MATE screen saver and locker (common files)
mate-settings-daemon - daemon handling the MATE session settings
mate-settings-daemon-common - daemon handling the MATE session settings (common files)
mate-settings-daemon-dev - daemon handling the MATE session settings (development files)
rss-glx - Really Slick Screensavers GLX Port
suckless-tools - simple commands for minimalistic window managers
termsaver - simple text-based terminal screensaver
unicode-screensaver - screensaver displaying unicode characters
xscreensaver - Screensaver daemon and frontend for X11
xscreensaver-data - Screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-data-extra - Extra screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-gl - GL(Mesa) screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-gl-extra - Extra GL(Mesa) screen saver modules for screensaver frontends
xscreensaver-screensaver-bsod - BSOD screen saver module from XScreenSaver
xscreensaver-screensaver-webcollage - Webcollage screen saver module from XScreenSaver
xss-lock - invoke external screen lock in response to XScreenSaver events
It seems that there is no "kscreensaver" in Debian 9


~$ apt-cache policy kscreensaver

Code:
kscreensaver:
  Instalado: (nenhum)
  Candidato: (nenhum)
  Tabela de versão:
 
Old 03-06-2018, 12:00 AM   #13
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Sorry, I've either been shovelling snow out of the chicken pens or shovelling it out of the way so I can get my car out onto the street, or recovering from bronchitis attacks - every time I shovel the car out, the state plow comes along and covers it back up!

To answer some of the previous questions, I never did find or remove any pre-installed screensavers. I did (I thought) install the package from Debian packages, but still haven't been successful at getting any screensaver to show up when my laptop sits idle for a while - it just goes into hibernation. I guess that will have to do, as I'm much too occupied with the Winter Snows ATM to deal with minor issues like screensavers, etc.. Besides, I'm a computer illiterate, I just like Debian in relation to the many derivatives out there and especially to M$ Windows.

Thanks to all who have tried to help me with this, all help is appreciated.
MJ73
 
Old 03-06-2018, 12:03 AM   #14
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^ you did only half of what i suggested.
are you sure you have looked through all KDE-specific setting dialogs and whatnot? [i don't use kde myself, so it's just an educated guess.]
 
  


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