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Old 07-19-2018, 10:27 PM   #1
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Does anyone know where I can find or how I can duplicate the Bad Dog screensaver?


My friend's mother is on hospice care and she wants the Bad Dog screensaver. We want her to enjoy her computer and are willing to do the work to make it comfortable and familiar for her.

My friend can't find a Linux port of the Bad Dog screensaver for his mother. I don't code, but how hard can making a screensaver be?

TIA
 
Old 07-19-2018, 10:57 PM   #2
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You're probably not going to be able to write a screensaver. You'll have to find a different screen saver she likes.
 
Old 07-19-2018, 11:59 PM   #3
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Have you tried running the software under WINE? Another option is to take screenshots of the screensaver under Windows or OS X and use the screenshots with xscreensaver or another screensaver app that workes natively under Linux.
 
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Have you tried running the software under WINE?
No, because I would not have any other reason to install WINE and because I didn't want to ask a new friend a dumb question. That would seem to be the simplest and most obvious solution. I'll double check instead of just assuming there was something wrong with my reasoning.

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Another option is to take screenshots of the screensaver under Windows or OS X
Not even necessary. There is already a youtube video we can use.

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and use the screenshots with xscreensaver or another screensaver app that workes natively under Linux.
Perfect. Does "man xscreensaver" typed in a terminal take me to (simple English) instructions on how to do so or would the internet be a better idea?

Oh never mind. You're probably busier than I am. I'll figure it out. Thank you so much for your time.
 
  


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