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Old 04-07-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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Mandrake and changing.........


I have Mandrake 10.1 and I am a total newbie to Linux. I was wondering how do you add different screensavers. I have one to pick from and that is it.

Remember I am a total newbie so spell it out if you can!

Thank you very much,
husker
 
Old 04-07-2005, 09:25 PM   #2
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easy urpmi
just follow the steps to add package sources and install the ones you want with "install software" .it's easier than it looks.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 09:59 PM   #3
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easy urpmi
just follow the steps to add package sources and install the ones you want with "install software" .it's easier than it looks.
Well i did the 3 steps! I opened a root console pasted that command and..................... I have no idea what to do next.

I AM A TOTAL NEWBIE
 
Old 04-07-2005, 10:52 PM   #4
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just hit enter.it will connect to the server you chose and d/l a list of available packages.
 
Old 04-07-2005, 10:58 PM   #5
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You need to install a package called xscreensaver. To do this you can do as root in a terminal/console

Code:
#urpmi xscreensaver
An alternative, would be to start the Mandrake Control Center, go to Software/Package Management and select the software installation tool and search for xscreensaver.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:35 PM   #6
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You need to install a package called xscreensaver. To do this you can do as root in a terminal/console

Code:
#urpmi xscreensaver
An alternative, would be to start the Mandrake Control Center, go to Software/Package Management and select the software installation tool and search for xscreensaver.
It told me that xscreensaver was already installed so I must of done it right last night. So what do iI do next to change the screen saver.

I'm sorry this is so pathetic but I now nothing about linux (trying to learn).

Thanka again for you help guys!
 
Old 04-08-2005, 05:39 PM   #7
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right-click on the desktop and select configure desktop.bottom left of the new box is screensaver config (can't miss it).
 
Old 04-08-2005, 06:17 PM   #8
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right-click on the desktop and select configure desktop.bottom left of the new box is screensaver config (can't miss it).
ok something else is wrong then because it only shows one scrensaver and it is not the one I was wanting!
 
Old 04-08-2005, 06:21 PM   #9
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you might be stuck in the MDK hell of botched updates.
have you installed more screensavers? xscreensaver is just the program they run on.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 06:23 PM   #10
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you might be stuck in the MDK hell of botched updates.
have you installed more screensavers? xscreensaver is just the program they run on.
I have no idea how to even install one. I downloaded the screensaver I want and it is called xscreensaver-4.14.tar.gz but I have no idea how to install this thing!


Thanks for your help by the way!

here is where I am trying to get my screensaver from

http://www.linuxhotbox.com/fun/Linux...savers%201.htm

scroll to the bottom and it is called cubestorm.

Last edited by huskerlinuxman; 04-08-2005 at 06:27 PM.
 
Old 04-08-2005, 06:40 PM   #11
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tar xzvf /directory/to/install/to/xscreensaver/xscreensaver-4.14.tar.bz is the cli format to unpack with.
then cd /xscreensaver-4.14 ,make ,su><password> ,make install to install in the current directory.
i don't know off-hand what directory it needs to go into though,my interest in screensavers is in disabling them.
you could go into install software and search for screensaver and let urpmi handle the install though.
 
  


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