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Old 04-20-2017, 04:22 AM   #1
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problem activating screen saver


Hi i have just installed Linux Mint 17.1 code named Rebecca in my system. Where and how do i enable Screen Saver?.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 07:07 AM   #2
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Hi chesterSA and welcome to LQ.

I'm assuming you're running a desktop since you're asking about a screen saver.

Menu->Preferences->Screen Saver

The screen saver should have been enabled by default already, however this should be how you access it.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 07:21 AM   #3
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Hi i have just installed Linux Mint 17.1 code named Rebecca in my system. Where and how do i enable Screen Saver?.
I'm sorry that this is not directly relevant to your post, but the latest version of Linux Mint is 18.1 and the last in the 17 range was 17.3.

Is there a particular reason that you installed an old version of Mint?

Also, which desktop environment are you using? Is it Cinnamon? The actual GUI method that you use to change the screensaver settings will vary for the different desktop environments.
 
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:05 PM   #4
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i might add that the term screensaver is a bit ambiguous... for some people, it means fancy graphics kick in while your system is idle, for others it just means screen blanking.
some also call a screen locker a screensaver, whilst others ask "where is the screensaver?" when they see the screen locker.

so what exactly are you talkig about?
 
Old 04-20-2017, 02:17 PM   #5
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It's been a very long time since computer screens needed a screen-saver to avoid phosphor burn.
 
Old 04-20-2017, 02:33 PM   #6
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It's been a very long time since computer screens needed a screen-saver to avoid phosphor burn.
Ah, those were the days.
 
  


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