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pierssnell 10-30-2011 04:02 PM

Ubuntu 11.10 classic gnome -- screensaver?
 
How do I find screensaver options in Ubuntu 11.10?

I've added gnome-screensaver to startup applications (also tried this with XscreenSaver), and once I've logged in, have confirmed that the thing is up and running, 'cos when I invoke the screensaver in a terminal it tells me it is already running.

However, I am completely unable to find where to set my preferences. Had a good dig around for advice and howtos, and there's plenty out there about how to *install* screensavers in 11.10, since they're not there by default. But when it comes to *using* the screensaver, all I seem to get is "Find it in the menus" or "Use Dash to set your preferences" or advice along those lines.

System Tools > System Settings would have seemed the obvious menu to find this, amongst the preferences for screenlock, wallpaper backgrounds etc... but there's no sign.

I'm seriously wondering whether I've done the right thing in upgrading to 11.10 -- it seems to be hard to find *ANY* options for preferences about anything! Why did I install Linux in the first place????!!! Grrrr.

frankbell 10-30-2011 08:04 PM

Maybe this will help.

http://library.gnome.org/admin/syste...vers-2.html.en

I can't test it because I routinely replace gnome-screensaver, if it's present, with xscreensaver.

evo2 10-30-2011 09:10 PM

Did you try running gnome-screensaver-preferences? Or perhaps try
Code:

gnome-screen<TAB><TAB>
Evo2.

pierssnell 10-31-2011 04:59 AM

Thanks for suggestions, but still no further forward.

There's no gnome-screensaver-preferences available. Tried re-installing gnome-screensaver through Synaptic, also via apt-get, but still no dice. apt-get gnome-screensaver-preferences doesn't work either.

I'd be perfectly prepared to use xscreensaver instead, but I don't think it offers screen lock. Please correct me if I'm wrong, or are there any other options out there?

evo2 10-31-2011 05:58 PM

Please either use apt-file, or packages.ubuntu.com to find what package (if any) provides gnome-screensaver-preferences for your system.

xscreensaver does provide locking. Just run it like:
Code:

xscreensaver-command -lock
Evo2.

pierssnell 11-01-2011 04:22 AM

I'll try the xscreensaver route next...


packages.ubuntu.com yields no results for gnome-screensaver-preferences.

apt-file list gnome-screensaver yields...

gnome-screensaver: /etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver
gnome-screensaver: /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver
gnome-screensaver: /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command
gnome-screensaver: /usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver-dialog
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/dbus-1/services/org.gnome.ScreenSaver.service
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver/AUTHORS
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver/NEWS.gz
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver/README
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver/README.Debian
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver/changelog.Debian.gz
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver/copyright
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/gnome/autostart/gnome-screensaver.desktop
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-screensaver-command.1.gz
gnome-screensaver: /usr/share/man/man1/gnome-screensaver.1.gz
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/applications/screensavers/flags-slideshow.desktop
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/aa.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ac.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ae.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/af.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ag.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/aj.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/al.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/am.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/an.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ao.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/aq.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ar.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/as.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/at.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/au.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/av.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ax.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/ba.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/background-1.xml
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/bb.gif
[snip]
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/backgrounds/flags/zi.gif
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/doc/gnome-screensaver-flags/copyright
gnome-screensaver-flags: /usr/share/lintian/overrides/gnome-screensaver-flags


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