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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

23
votes
4answers
12k views

How do I theme the xscreensaver unlock screen?

How can I replace ugly screensaver unlock screen in Xubuntu 11.10? Standard xscreensaver is very ugly. Is there any themes for unlock screen?
18
votes
4answers
10k views

Ugly lock screen in Xubuntu

when I lock my screen, I don't get the nice login dialog which is present after my laptop reboot. I get something ugly similar to this: I googled this picture, it is not exact screenshot, but it is ...
11
votes
8answers
9k views

How to prevent screen locking when lid is closed?

I have Ubuntu 11.10 with Gnome 3 (no Unity), gnome-screen-saver has been removed and replaced with xscreensaver. The screensaver stuff all works fine -- no complaints there. When I close my laptop ...
6
votes
2answers
1k views

Replacing xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver, problems(Xubuntu)

I found this helpful question Replace xscreensaver With gnome-screensaver (Xubuntu) but the executable gnome-screensaver-preferences can't be found. So I'm not sure what to do, to get ...
4
votes
6answers
7k views

How do I set Xscreensaver to autostart?

I've just installed xscreensaver instead of gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu 12.04 in gnome-session-fallback (Gnome Classic) mode. It works fine, but I have a problem: I put "xscreensaver -no-splash" ...
4
votes
3answers
12k views

Stop Xscreensaver from locking screen once screensaver starts

I have installed Lubuntu 12.04 and was wondering if there was a way to keep it from locking the screen when the screensaver starts? The "lock screen after X minutes" box is unchecked, so that is not ...
4
votes
1answer
652 views

How do I make VLC completely disable xscreensaver?

There are some Internet hits for this query, but none has a satisfying answer. How can I make VLC and xscreensaver play nice together on Ubuntu 12.10 (using xmonad, not Unity or GNOME or anything)? ...
3
votes
3answers
12k views

How Do I Use a Photos Directory as my Screensaver?

I just upgraded to version 11.10 and found how to enable xscreensaver. However, I'm very disappointed that I don't have the option to use my photos directory as a screen saver option. What do I ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I replace the XScreenSaver lock dialog with the version from Gnome-Screensaver

Im using Ubuntu 11.10, with XFCE and xscreensaver, the xscreensaver configurator is nice but the unlock dialog is ugly. I tried gnome-screensaver, but it only gives me a blank screen. So, can I ...
3
votes
1answer
597 views

How do I stop xscreensaver during movies play?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. I installed xscreensaver in place of gnome.screensaver. My problem is that I cannot get the screensaver to stop popping up when I'm watching a movie on Movie Player. I have ...
2
votes
1answer
104 views

Please explain the parameters 'noexpose' and 'cycle' in xset

I have been trying for a long time to prevent my screen from blanking every 20 minutes. I understand there are many interlocking layers of applications that can do this and it is not straightforward ...
2
votes
1answer
146 views

gnome-screensaver still trying to load after installing xscreensaver?

After installing xscreensaver, as detailed here, including removing gnome-screensaver, it still appears in the logs (syslog) that something is trying to launch gnome-screensaver: ...
2
votes
1answer
140 views

How can I identify the name of the last played xscreensaver?

Is there a way to identify the name of which screensaver was last playing an xscreensaver session? Is there a log or of which screensaver played last in xscreensaver, in a scriptfile or on the system ...
2
votes
1answer
374 views

XScreenSaver does not turn monitor off in Lubuntu

If I minimize Thunderbird or Firefox or whatever I currently am working on, then leave the system alone it should turn the monitor off after a set number of minutes. XScreenSaver is not turning off ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Alternative screen lock out to Xscreensaver?

In most operating systems like Windows this was a nice feature, that when I walked away from the computer for the set amount of time - lets say 15 minutes - it would go into suspend. When I would ...
2
votes
1answer
379 views

xscreensaver already locked?

I'm no longer able to lock my screen with Ctrl-Alt-L, and $ xscreensaver-command -lock xscreensaver-command: already locked. What is going on here? Is this functionality broken? ...
2
votes
0answers
56 views

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?
2
votes
0answers
1k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

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.
2
votes
0answers
350 views

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 ...
2
votes
0answers
38 views

Screen not locked after switching users with xscreensaver installed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Lock screen when XScreenSaver was installed I wanted some screensaver in addition to the default screen blanking. I installed xscreensaver from the SoftwareCenter & ...
1
vote
1answer
194 views

Screen locking does not work after upgrade

I'm using Xscreensaver. I replaced gnome-screensaver with it. Made such link: sudo ln -s /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command However, hitting Ctrl+Alt+L does nothing ...
1
vote
1answer
103 views

Locked out by XScreenSaver

In my Ubuntu 13.04, I suddenly found that though I can login, I am immediately blocked by XScreenSaver. So, I can no longer get into my account. I do have the root password if needed, and can get ...
1
vote
1answer
199 views

switch user not working in Xubuntu 14.04

When I click the switch user in the Actions Buttons in my panel, I get this message: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.gnome.DisplayManager was not provided by any ...
1
vote
4answers
2k views

Electricsheep Not Working in Raring 13.04

I just downloaded Electricsheep four days before I updated my Ubuntu software and I fell in love with it. After I upgraded to 13.04, I'm kind of upset in saying that Electricsheep no longer works. I ...
1
vote
0answers
19 views

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
1
vote
0answers
61 views

xscreensaver dies when monitor is switched off / gnomescreensaver exposes other screen [closed]

I have a rather strange problem to report. I have installed the fglrx module for my AMD HD7750 gfx card, multihead (not Xinerama). When executing a screenlock in XFCE (by default, xscreensaver), and ...
1
vote
0answers
300 views

Lubuntu Saucy (13.10) autostart doesn't work

I've followed all the instructions here: How to add startup applications in lubuntu? The only apps I'm trying to run with autostart are Kupfer and Xscreensaver. My Lubuntu isn't the desktop version. ...
1
vote
1answer
129 views

How to add multiple directories to Xscreensaver?

What i learned from reading man page for xscreensaver MAN page that i will have to edit .xscreensaver under my home directory. In here there is option to set directory set with option ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

There's no screensaver that shows one picture after the other (as in windows)?

I want to use a bunch of photos as screensaver. I haven't found any screensaver that just prints out at the screen each photo, one after the other. The closest thing that I'm using is the ...
0
votes
1answer
358 views

How do I configure xscreensaver to use the GNOME lockscreen on Ubuntu 14.04?

I'd like xscreensaver to lock my session using the standard GNOME lockscreen, instead of using the horrible 1990's xscreensaver lockscreen prompt (sorry guys but it needs a facelift). I know this is ...
0
votes
1answer
20 views

unable to filter out xscreensaver at ccsm opacity plugin?

From this answer, I managed to lower the problem concerning "Focus & Raise Behaviour" = "Very High", by using the "opacity, brightness and saturation" plugin setting "any" window to 95% opacity. ...
0
votes
3answers
382 views

How to make a simple fast and lightweight custom screen locker?

Day to day I'm seeing many questions which say: Screensaver/lock doesn't work. Screensaver doesn't require password after waking or doesn't lock the screen. Can not exit screensaver / nothing works ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Run xscreensaver with gnome-screensaver lock screen

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
531 views

Asciiquarium, xscreensaver and xubuntu

I downloaded Asciiquarium perl script from this site: http://www.robobunny.com/projects/asciiquarium/html/ I copied it to "local binary" and it's run properly if execute as program. what I wonder, ...
0
votes
1answer
371 views

Force xscreensaver to go fullscreen on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm using xscreensaver on Ubuntu 12.04 instead of gnome-screensaver. When xscreensaver activates, the unity top- and sidepanel are still visible. Does anyone know how to force those to the ...
0
votes
1answer
575 views

Kubuntu screensaver won't autostart

Am using Ubuntu Lucid + kubuntu-desktop. NVidia works fine. Screensavers set to autostart & worked fine after initial install. Now screensaver attempted to start (brief flash of black only) but ...
0
votes
0answers
80 views

14.04 screensaver problem

After upgrading from 12.04 to 14.04, like many others, I had a problem with the lock screen not showing the password field, so I wasn't able to login. The only apparent solution was to reboot the PC. ...
0
votes
0answers
163 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
14 views

XScreensaver extras? [duplicate]

Turns out that my previous question, about blank screens at logon, was based on Ubuntu 12.04, and was flagged as "end-of-life" by a senior member. I had no idea that my version was so out of date. ...
0
votes
0answers
121 views

Xscreensaver not Working Properly in Lubutu 14.04

I have installed Xscreensave using the command in Lubuntu 14.04. sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra After installing, when I try to launch the ...
0
votes
0answers
33 views

Screensavers on multiple monitors

I'm looking to set a screensaver up on one monitor while leaving my other monitor available for work. I'm currently using xscreensaver and a VGA. Is there some sort of option I can ask for declare a ...
0
votes
0answers
44 views

Xscreensaver is not running

I am new to Ubuntu and have just started using Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit in my desktop. I have two problems. I have installed Xscreensaver. But the problem is that, Xscreensaver does not seem to work. ...
0
votes
0answers
88 views

Kiosk mode for 13.10

I cant get the kiosk mode to work 13.10. I tried using the instructions for 12.04 - setting up ubuntu as a kiosk web appliance - but it doesn't work. There is no log in screen settings on 13.10 like ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

Whenever Xscreensaver locks my screen my keyboard and mouse stops responding

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04. I uninstalled gnome screensaver and got Xscreensaver working almost perfect. The only problem I am having is when my laptop is running Xscreensaver for more than 5 ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

Two problems, both with either lock or suspend.

I recently did two things that may be the cause of either of them. 1) I started using a second screen 2) I installed xscreensaver instead of the stock, power saving option. My first question is ...
0
votes
0answers
251 views

Xscreensaver locking issue [duplicate]

I recently switched from Gnome screensaver to Xscreensaver and I have been facing problems in making Xscreesaver lock my session when I suspend my system. Can anyone help me figure this out?