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I browsed through the default set of screensavers and the most are ugly, a couple are decent and the only quality ones are Flurry, GLSlideshow, MetaBalls are PopSquares. Where does one find more nice screensavers for Xubuntu? APT repository or xfce-look.org doesn't seem to have it. Or would you recommend running gnome-screensaver instead of xscreensaver? What options are there so that my screen doesn't display rough (not antialiased) visualizations of mathematic obsessions?

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Have you added the following packages using Synaptic Package Manager?

xscreensaver-data, xscreensaver-data-extra, xscreensaver-gl,xscreensaver-gl-extra, rss-glx

These are the screensaver files themselves. For the rss-glx screensavers, please read the documentation in /usr/share/doc/rss-glx to properly install them into xscreensaver.

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I recommend you give electricsheepinstall ddrescue a try. Looks nice, IMO, but be aware that over time it will build up files in the ".electricsheep" folder in your home directory.

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Xscreensaver is a dated application and you would not find too many good good looking screensavers for it. I would personally recommend that you use gnome-screensaver. Look here if you have any problems.


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Xubuntu removed gnome-screensaver as default. –  charlie-tca Nov 15 '10 at 14:25
as of Xubuntu 14.04 newly added LightDM is not compatible with xscreensaver and gnome-screensaver is too tightly integrated with GNOME. –  twnaing Mar 22 at 13:37

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