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Old 11-26-2004, 09:30 PM   #1
Tuttle
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script for apps. that don't stop xscreensaver


I'm not the first person to do this, I just thought it might be useful to someone.

in a terminal type:

cd ~/
pico [application-name-here]

enter these immortal words:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
xscreensaver-command -exit
[application-name-here]
xscreensaver -no-splash &
then type:

ctrl+x
y
[enter-key]
chmod u+x ./[application-name-here]

then run it:
~/[application-name-here]


can anyone tell me how to get xscreensaver to recognise activity from my joystick /dev/input/js0 ??

Last edited by Tuttle; 11-26-2004 at 09:36 PM.
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:18 AM   #2
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Code:
#!/bin/sh

while true; do
    xscreensaver-command -deactivate &
    sleep 60
done
this script will shut up xscreensaver as long as you leave it running. Useful when you don't want to write a script for every game you have...
 
Old 11-27-2004, 09:34 AM   #3
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nice
 
Old 11-27-2004, 04:20 PM   #4
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Oh yeah about your joystick: to do that will requiring changing the source code, but it won't be easy I think... Especially if it's an USB joystick. If it's serial or parallel port then there *may* be a way to do it, if you're interested in hacking it let me know an' I'll explain further but I'm not sure if it will work at all...
 
Old 11-28-2004, 09:45 AM   #5
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naa, it's a saitek cyborg evo usb. Thanks for the info though :~]
 
Old 11-29-2004, 03:17 PM   #6
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sure thing

see you 'round
 
  


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