XScreenSaver is a collection of free screensavers. It can be used as an alternative to gnome-screensaver.

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Why is screen turning black randomly?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 with xmonad on a relatively new retina MacBook Pro. During normal computing, my screen will turn black every once in a while. Moving the mouse, clicking, or pressing any key ...
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How to disable xscreensaver lock on suspend?

I have recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and have installed xscreensaver. As I am the only user on this computer and I am only using the computer for music, movies, and some web browsing I have no ...
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Set a screensaver as wallpaper in Unity?

Is this possible on Ubuntu desktop 12.04? Specifically, I would like to run xscreensaver as the Unity desktop wallpaper.
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How to Enable Lock on Suspend in Xubuntu

I'm using xubuntu and I cannot enable the screenlock when suspending the machine. How do I enable the lock on suspend?
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Upgrading XScreenSaver

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: http://askubuntu.com/a/293014/364819 But now when I launch XScreenSaver I get this: So I went to the website and ...
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How to disable screensaver in Ubuntu 14.04 I have installed icewm

How to disable screensaver. I tried xset s off but its not working
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Can I install xscreensaver on Mate Ubuntu 64 bit?

I tend to like the xscreensaver. It allows me configure its gltext module as a clock, which also displaying a current date. I wondered If I can install it onto Ubuntu Mate 64 bit, so I won't brake ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - Closing lid doesn't immediately trigger xscreensaver

When I close the lid of my laptop, it suspends. When I open the lid and push a key, it wakes as expected. If it has been five minutes (the timer for xscreensaver), the screen will be locked. If it has ...
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use web page or html file as a screensaver?

I heard that xscreensaver can run anything as a screensaver but I don't know how to do so. Can I use it to make a web page from an html file my screensaver?
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Changing Xscreensaver's Video Player from mpv to VLC

The official documentation for xscreensaver gives an example of how to play videos as a screensaver: Install mpv and add something like the following to the `programs' preference in your ...
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Xubuntu 12.10; battery drains when laptop lid is closed

I am on Xubuntu 12.10. When I close my laptop lid, the screen goes black as normal, and the normal login window appears when I open it up again. However, I notice that for example, I left my laptop ...
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Screensavers not showing up in xscreensaver list

I recently switched to xscreensaver in 14.10 and it's running just fine. Except when I added the gluqlo screensaver, it just refuses to show up in the xscreensaver panel. Might I have missed a step ...
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Having computer switch to guest account after a certain amount of time

Instead of having the screensaver lock my computer is it possible to have it switch to the guest account instead. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64bit Thanks
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Blank screen with only an underscore after ~20 minutes of inactivity

Hey I keep on getting this blank screen whenever I leave and come back to my computer. I thought it was a xscreensaver problem so I purged it. That didn't work. If I want to get back into my computer ...
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Brighness and Lock now working

I installed xscreensaver but this ended up not being what I needed. So I removed it. But now My system wont lock the screen like it use to. The settings are set to lock after 1 min and ask for a ...
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How can I make an SWF in to a screensaver?

I want to make this: http://futzi01.deviantart.com/art/Way-too-many-Pinkies-338211681 in to a screensaver, but I don´t know how to. Can someone give me a tutorial or something? I downloaded ...