Ubuntu :: Using A .mov File As A Screensaver?

Feb 4, 2011

I have an amazing ".mov" file that i'd like to use as a screen saver for Ubuntu, is this possible?

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Ubuntu :: Install WINE Screensaver In Gnome-screensaver Possible?

May 19, 2010

There's an OSS screensaver on windows that I love called PixelCity (links:blog post, github). it's pretty cool. and it runs fine on my Ubuntu (Karmic 9.10) with wine.Is there a way I can tell the gnome-screensaver about it so I can use it as one of my screensavers? I'm still fairly new to Gnome and the whole "screensavers as themes" thing is still confusing me.I've found my themesdir and tried to create a .desktop file for it, but obviously I've gotten something wrong as it just doesn't show when I open the screensaver prefs dialog, no error, no message, it's just not there.

Installing the xscreensaver packages added the extra screensavers I was missing, and I'm a pixelcity away from perfection..Of course the perfect solution would be if someone ported the screensaver natively to linux, which shouldn't be too hard as the source is open, it already runs on openGL and tries to confine most windows stuff to a single file. But I don't know C++ or 3D code or win/linux internals so I wouldn't know where to start..

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CentOS 5 :: Location Of Screensaver Xml Config File?

May 21, 2009

For security reasons I need to ensure all of my users screensaver is set to come on after 10 minutes of inactivity. My thought was to find the screensaver config file, modify a setting in the file to 10 minutes and change ownership of the file to be root (so the user can't undo my changes either in the file or via the gui). However, I can't find the screensaver config file to do this. I'm running Centos 5.2. Anyone know where I can find the screensaver config file?

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Fedora :: Create Gnome Screensaver From Video File

Feb 28, 2009

I was wondering how to create a GNOME screensaver from a video file? I don't really care what video format the screensaver creator supports because I can always transcode the video with ffmpeg or mencoder. I also, don't care if the creator uses proprietary formats such as mpeg, mpeg4, avi, etc. I do however want the program to create an installable screensaver.

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General :: Use A Screensaver Or Some Other Animated File To Be Set As The Desktop Wallpaper

Apr 26, 2011

I was wondering if it was possible to use a screensaver or some other animated file to be set as the Desktop wallpaper.

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Red Hat / Fedora :: RHEL5 Won't Exit Screensaver And Causes File System Error

Apr 27, 2010

I've got a fresh install of RHEL5 with updates installed running on a PC104. If the machine starts up the screensaver, I can't ever get out of it. The mouse pointer comes back up on the screen, but the desktop doesn't appear or a box to enter a password. I try to reboot X and get an error that X can't be started and it drops me to a prompt. I reboot from the command line and then I get the filesystem error and have to wait 2 hours while it scans.

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Ubuntu :: Screensaver Does Not Go Away?

Jun 7, 2010

I have recently upgraded from 9.10 to 10.04, and I have the following problem.My computer is set up to start the screensaver and lock the screen after 5 minutes of inactivity and to use a blank screen after 15. Whenever I come back after some moments of inactivity and move the mouse, the screensaver doesn't go away. Instead of having a box whereinput a password, I'm left with a still image of one frame of the screensaver. I can still input the password and press enter to unlock the screen, but it is a bit annoying nevertheless. Moreover this does not happen if the screen is blank: in that case I see the expected box.

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Ubuntu :: How To Enable Screensaver

Feb 23, 2010

i have already checked system>preferences>screensaver. activate screensaver after 8 min of idle but i just get a black screen?when i click preview it does show the screensaver, but it doesn't show after 8 min idle

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Ubuntu :: Adding A New Screensaver?

May 1, 2010

I was trying to add new screensaver to Ubuntu 10.04. I believe i put all files in the right place but the preference selection list is not updated even if i logout/in and restart the computer.The .desktop file is correct as i compared with other existing files.

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Ubuntu :: How To Set The Screensaver In Kubuntu 10.10

Feb 18, 2011

How do I set the screensaver in kubuntu 10.10? I've searched the web for help, and everywhere says it's under "desktop" in start | settings, but I can't see an entry for "desktop", only for "desktop settings" which seems to be something completely different (though fun). Pretty much a Linux newbie

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Ubuntu :: X64 Screensaver Freezes After A While?

Jun 17, 2011

I have Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. Kernel: 2.6.38-8-generic AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 250u Processor 750GB HD 8GB RAM. Now, the problem is that when I lock my computer(I have to do this because I have brothers and stuff always trying to sneak on), it freezes after a while. Like, I lock my computer before I go to sleep, and I wake up and it's frozen, and I have to reboot to fix it. The problem is that I host 2 servers on it, and I can't turn it off.

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Ubuntu :: Unlock Screensaver Through SSH

Jul 14, 2011

I have an Xubuntu 10.10 File server / Media centre which I have set up to automatically lock the screen at 1am so the teenagers dont stay up all night watching movie and then being tired for school.My problem is I dont know how to automatically unlock it or how to unlock it through SSH.Usually I just manually unlock it every morning as I walk out the door but sometimes I forget and then can't unlock it from home.Kids come home from school while I'm at work and then cant watch movies or shows.How do I get it to automatically unlock the screensaver / screen lock?How do I unlock it through SSH without using VNC?BTW I cant get VNC working anymore since I upgraded to 10.10 with a fresh install either.

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Ubuntu :: Get The F-spot Screensaver Working Under KDE?

Feb 10, 2010

I'm trying to get the f-spot screensaver working under KDE. I found the f-spot-screensaver executable in usr/lib/gnome-screensaver/gnome-screensaver/f-spot-screensaver, and the executable works just fine under KDE when run from the command line. I also found a .desktop file in /usr/share/applications/screensavers/f-spot-screensaver.desktop.

I also installed xscreensavers, and they all seem to work just fine, but I can't figure out how to make the f-spot version show up in control panel.

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Ubuntu :: What Happened To Fireworks Screensaver?

May 2, 2010

I really liked the Karmic fireworks screensaver, which appears MIA in Lucid. Does anyone know how I could acquire and install this feature?

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Ubuntu :: Disable Screensaver In Karmic?

May 9, 2010

I tried a lot of methods but cannot work.Like:

gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/idle_activation_enabled --type=bool false
gconftool-2 --set /apps/gnome-power-manager/ac_sleep_display --type=int 0


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Ubuntu :: Massive Lag On Fade To Screensaver?

May 19, 2010

my processor usage spikes and it fades epic slow then there is no lag when the screen saver comes up
the screen saver is skyrockets my computer's specs are in my signature

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Ubuntu :: Run An Antivirus Program As The Screensaver?

Sep 8, 2010

I would like to run an antivirus program as the screensaver to maintain a Windows partition that my roommates use. Does anyone already know a good way to do this?

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Ubuntu :: Gnome-screensaver Won't Work

Oct 17, 2010

I wanted to get a screensaver as my background so I installed xscreensaver didn't work out to the way I wanted to so I removed it apt-get remove xscreensaver then it asked for some other packages to be removed so I did apt-get autoremove xscreensaver was still there working instead of gnome-screensaver so I did a command search to find folders of xscreensaver and remove them whereis xscreensaver and it did remove them, but gnome-screensaver still doesn't start up.

I've tried this command gnome-Message: screensaver-command --activate but I get this error: Message: Screensaver is not running!

I've tried googling for a way to start gnome-screensaver in terminal but no joy, anyone know how to get this to start.

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Ubuntu :: Electricsheep Screensaver Not Working?

Jan 17, 2011

Just as the title says, the electricsheep screensaver (v2.7) is not working - not on gnome-screensaver at least.When running electricsheep from a terminal it does work, also the exact same version works fine as a screensaver under Lubuntu.I've tried some solutions provided in other threads on this forum, such as installing the PPA version and letting it run overnight, without success.

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Ubuntu :: Set Single Picture As Screensaver?

Feb 6, 2011

I want to have a single picture as screensaver.

The Gnome-screensaver seems to be in sufficient so I installed xscreensaver, but cant figure how to set a single picture as screensaver there.

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Ubuntu :: Removing Gnome Screensaver

Mar 12, 2011

The Gnome Screensaver preferences window is freezing my desktop. I went into synaptic and tried to remove it (to use xscreensaver instead). But synaptic, in removing gnome-screensaver package, wanted to ADD a bunch of packages, lots of KDE stuff (which I don't want). Is there any way around this? If not, is there a way to reset the gnome-screensaver config file (whatever it is) so that it doesn't freeze on startup? This problem arose after I selected a particular screensaver in the gui window.

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Ubuntu :: Password Required After Screensaver?

Mar 25, 2011

I upgraded from 9.1 to 10.04 and now if I leave the machine for 5 mins the screen darkens and I am sked for a password. I already use my password to log on on and this nre request is becoming a dammed nuisance. Can someone tell me how to stop it from happening. I can't even go for a leak without having to reenter my password.

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Ubuntu Servers :: How To Turn Off Screensaver

Apr 11, 2011

I do not have gnome/gdm installed. I do have fluxbox though. From the command line I start a firefox session, and if I do not use the kybd or mouse after about 10 min. screensaver kicks in.

How to turn off screen saver? I did not have this problem with previous releases , not until I upgraded to the latest 2.6.35-28-generic #49-Ubuntu I believe. The latest OS release installs FF 4.0, I had thought that was the problem. I have removed FF 4.0 and installed 3.6.13 instead and still have the same problem.

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Ubuntu :: Compiz Crashes After Screensaver?

Apr 13, 2011

I always tried to neglect it, but it is really annoying! Whenever my PC goes toscreensaver, after unlocking screen (I set it to unlocked without asking password) compiz crashes and I must run it again using Alt+F2 and typing "compiz".My system is Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. I already have 10.10 on my laptop, this is my desktop and I don't want to install 10.10 on it. I prefer the LTS for use on my desktop.I tried several screen saversAnd ..., and I need compiz, I can not live without that!

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Ubuntu :: Screensaver With Specific Picture

Jun 27, 2011

In order to develop an application on Ubuntu, i'm trying to configure the screensaverI get the logo of the application, and I would like to launch the screensaver with the logo (moving or not, it's not important).On windows we can execute a specific file and it run, but i don't find the same command on linux. Some tutorials speak about specific folder on /usr/share/background, and do some settings on gconf-editor.. Does it exist a more easier method ?

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Ubuntu :: 10.4 After Screensaver Password Required

Jun 10, 2010

I don't require any password at boot but to resume after the screen saver I have to log in. The prompt references dabuntu. I have tried the normal settings with no luck.

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Ubuntu :: Picture Screensaver And Odd Results

Jan 5, 2010

A bit back the "Pictures" folder used by the screen saver disappeared. I created a new one, and since I had the files backed up, I put my series of pictures in.But since then in screen saver mode a tremendous variety of pictures are showing up. Some from web pages I have looked at, some from another folder where I store personal fotos, some from pdf files I have looked at, and some I have no idea where they came from... and of course some from my Pictures folder.

This is not a "serious" problem, but I am left very curious as to what happened, or how to correct the situation.... if there is a correction.

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Ubuntu :: Keyboard Shortcut To Activate Screensaver?

Feb 3, 2010

I have a HTPC and need to be able to activate screensaver using a hotkey. (Screen lock won't work, don't want to enter a password).

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Ubuntu :: Applet Or Launcher To Turn Off/on Screensaver?

Feb 5, 2010

I am looking for an applet or a launcher or a script to turn the gnome screensaver off and on with a click. The feature I would like, though, would be that the icon changes depending on whether the screensaver is on or off. I was going to try and build it, but I couldn't figure out how to change the icon picture for a toolbar launcher with a *sh script and I don't really have enough experience programming in gnome with any language.

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Ubuntu :: Screensaver Returning Error Message With GLX

Feb 14, 2010

I don't know what I'm missing or what I did to break it, but most screensavers that I have end up returning this error message:
"X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)
Major opcode of failed request: 135 (GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)
Serial number of failed request: 16
Current serial number in output stream: 16"
This is also the output of glxinfo. Did I somehow break something in my graphics driver?

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