Latest LQ Deal: Complete CCNA, CCNP & Red Hat Certification Training Bundle
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 06-25-2006, 05:20 PM   #1
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2005
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Distribution: Gentoo Hardened using OpenRC not Systemd
Posts: 1,452

Rep: Reputation: 85

xscreensaver no longer comes with gnome. now gnome-screensaver comes with gnome. It only comes with 3 screensavers that are not very good. Is there a way to get more screensavers for it? Can I use xscreensavers with gnome-screensaver. I liked the bouncing cow.
Old 06-25-2006, 05:59 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Nov 2003
Location: N. E. England
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS, Debian
Posts: 16,298

Rep: Reputation: 75
Its possible. You need to uninstall gnome-screensaver and install xscreensaver.
Old 06-26-2006, 04:05 AM   #3
Registered: Sep 2003
Distribution: Slamd64
Posts: 168

Rep: Reputation: 30
you just need to copy over the configs

this is the script to do it

and here is a fedora howto as that script isn't very hepful by itself, if you do everything right all your old screensavers should show up


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gnome-screensaver vs. xscreensaver littletom Linux - Software 4 04-15-2009 07:31 PM
KDE ? Gnome Screensaver jymmi Fedora 1 09-15-2005 03:34 AM
Screensaver with GNOME brianre001 Linux - Software 1 11-11-2004 03:23 AM
gnome screensaver ? BajaNick Linux - Software 0 08-01-2003 01:48 PM
Lost Gnome screensaver randallrayusa Linux - Software 10 01-16-2003 04:11 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:18 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration