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Old 05-03-2006, 08:57 PM   #1
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Desktop distortions screensavers don't work right.


I was just looking at some of the screensavers I have installed. The desktop distortions section is particularly interesting, but they don't work right. When they run, they do not actually show the desktop, it shows some other image. How do you fix this?
 
Old 05-04-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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Go to the 'Advanced' tab of the screensaver properties. There should be a section labeled 'Image Manipulation'. Check the box in it labeled 'Grab Desktop Images'.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 05:09 PM   #3
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Is this using xscreensaver?

Peace...
 
Old 05-04-2006, 06:37 PM   #4
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Go to the 'Advanced' tab of the screensaver properties. There should be a section labeled 'Image Manipulation'. Check the box in it labeled 'Grab Desktop Images'.
I can't find any section that says 'Image Manipulation'. If it matters, I'm using KDE to manage this stuff.

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Is this using xscreensaver?
Yes, I'm using the xscreensaver package. There is one screensaver called 'Science' that does work. All the others just show some other background image.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 07:04 PM   #5
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Well, you can try running xscreensaver from the command line and get to its options and see what you can make out there.

$ xscreensaver

and the splash screen should appear with a button to access the options.

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Old 05-04-2006, 08:33 PM   #6
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Thanks, that did it.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 09:54 PM   #7
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Thanks, that did it.
You ran xscreensaver manually and adjusted the settings that way?

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Old 05-04-2006, 09:58 PM   #8
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Precisely.
 
Old 05-04-2006, 10:02 PM   #9
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Precisely.
Absolutely?

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Old 05-04-2006, 10:28 PM   #10
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Exactly.
 
Old 05-05-2006, 08:33 PM   #11
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OK, now I have another issue. It's not a biggy (but neither was my first problem), but in Gnome these screensavers still don't work right.
 
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Try the same thing there?
 
Old 05-06-2006, 01:46 PM   #13
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Yes, did the same thing.
 
  


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