I am running Ubuntu 12.10, and I just switched over from 11.04.
I'd like to use the xscreensaver functionality (actually, all I want is for electricsheep to run in the background after I have locked the screen), but at the same time, utilize the nicer gnome-screensaver login screen.
It seems as though gnome-screensaver should be using xscreensaver, but for some reason, I can't get it to work correctly. If I have gnome-screensaver running, it simply blanks the screen. On the other hand, if I run xscreensaver and use the xscreensaver-command --lock, then it runs the selected screensaver, but it uses the UGLY UGLY xscreensaver login prompt.
I've read the following: Can I replace the XScreenSaver lock dialog with the version from Gnome-Screensaver
But it doesn't appear to answer the question. Instead, it simply answers that there's a hacky way of 'themeing' the xscreensaver.
Any advice on what I should do if I want a halfway decent looking login screen with some type of idle computation/display application?