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Old 11-04-2012, 11:27 PM   #1
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Screensaver for Ubuntu 12.10


Have just upgraded to Ubuntu 12.10, but I found that my xscreensaver package no longer works, which is a pity as it is excellent.
Is there a way to make xscreensaver work in Ubuntu 12.10 (and if so how), or is there another similar package available anyone knows about?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 06:43 PM   #2
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Back when I used Ubuntu, every upgrade uninstalled xscreensaver and installed gnome-screensaver, and I would immediately remove gnome-screensaver and install xscreensaver. It was like a little inaugural dance every six months.

Have you tried reinstalling xscreensaver?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 06:47 PM   #3
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Hello frankbell, yes I have, without success. It appears that Ubuntu 12.10 refuses to accept it.
 
Old 11-05-2012, 08:34 PM   #4
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Oh my. That is truly distressing and, if (obligatory disclaimer) true, definitely contrary to the ethic of free and open source.

Did you try removing gnome-screensaver (or whatever they are using now) first?
 
Old 11-05-2012, 09:44 PM   #5
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Hello frankbell, I guess without humerus we'd be armless.
I have managed to install the xscreensaver program through the terminal. But it seems to have problems with the gnome daemon screensaver. I cannot find the gnome daemon screensaver in "installed programs", so is there any way to disable or remove this? Thanks.
 
Old 03-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #6
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Hello Paul1945,

I also had this issue. Open your terminal and type "sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver" without the quotes, of course.

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