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geraldallen 10-04-2003 11:26 PM

screensaver in kde
Can someone please tell me in layman terms how I can get my screensaver to work in kde (RedHat 8.0). All I get is a blank screen when my screensaver starts. I read that I'm suppose to create a Dir called "System/ScreenSaver in $HOME/.kde/share/applnk-redhat: then copy/link all files from /usr/share/apps/ksreensaver/ScreenSavers. How Should I go about this? I'm a newbee to Linux and need help.

meldroc 10-05-2003 01:09 AM

I personally use xscreensaver instead of KDE's screensavers because xscreensaver has a lot more cool screen hacks and is a bit less buggy. In KDE 3.x, you should be able to set your preferred screensaver to xscreensaver, then hit Setup to get to xscreensaver's config app. AFAIK, all you need to get xscreensaver working is to put a small shell script (which I call xscreen) containing the following in ~/.kde/Autostart/


/usr/bin/xscreensaver &

ehdwuld 10-05-2003 01:21 AM

KDE screensavers

control panel
appearance & themes

geraldallen 10-05-2003 10:23 PM

When I open a terminal window, what command do I type? In KDE, where do I go 1st?

ehdwuld 10-05-2003 11:32 PM

As I said


menu = the red hat symbol on your panel

control panel = a listing on your drop down menu

appearance & themes = a listing on the left side of the screen that pops up when you clik on the control panell

screensaver = another listing that appears under the appearance and themes when you click on appearance and themes

when you've clicked on screensaver

the field to the right side of the screen should change and give you options to choose a screensaver

captainstorm 10-06-2003 11:01 AM

geraldallen, have you got the problem solved?

sput 10-07-2003 07:50 AM


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