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Old 11-04-2003, 10:56 AM   #1
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Post Where can i get a screensaver?

Hey can anyone tell me where i can get a decent screen saver for my linux machine. Im running Mandrake 9.1 and KDE on top. The default ones are really bunk in the trunk. Let me know how to install them as well.
Old 11-04-2003, 11:11 AM   #2
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you can go here for kde screensavers (which you can run in xscreensaver):


you can run xscreensaver instead of kde. if you want to do that just follow these steps.

1. disable kde screensaver in kcontrol
2. create a little shellscript and put it in your ~/.kde/Autostart folder. remember to chmod that shellscript to be executable. for example sakes, lets call this script, to change the permissions: "chmod 755 $HOME/.kde/" (no quotes)

the contents of the script will be:

xscreensaver -nosplash

exit 0
pretty simple.
3. to choose from the hacks (screensavers) in xscreensaver, run this command:
4. to lock your screen use this command:
xscreensaver-command -lock

both 3 and 4 you can make shortcuts to and put them on your kde panel if you wish. also gkrellm has a lock/shoot plugin that will lock your screensaver. if you want to lock it.
Old 11-04-2003, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thanks it works

hey thanks a bunch, i did what you said and i now have a sweet screensaver..



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