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Old 03-08-2006, 09:51 AM   #1
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runing a windows/osx screensaver on linux


I have a very nice screensaver that is made for Mac OS X. There is also a version available for Windows and one for Mac OS 9.
Does anybody know if there is a way to use this screensaver on linux?
I have seen some people recommended to use wine, but it seems like this does not provide the real functionality of a screensaver (starting automatically after a while, etc), and I guess It would only work if I have a Wine-Window open, and have this window in full screen.

Any idea?

Thank you in advance
Old 03-08-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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don't try would be my only advice...... getting this to fire up as a screen saver on the X server, using Wine of whatever, is really not worth it, if it's even possible... i stand to be corrected however!
Old 03-08-2006, 03:09 PM   #3
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bnj, what screensaver is it? If it's one of the OpenGL screensavers from OS/X (such as Flurry), then yes, they are readily available for Linux.
Old 03-10-2006, 03:39 AM   #4
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No, its another screensaver, that I have downloaded from here:
I don't know with which technology they are done.



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