Is this possible on Ubuntu desktop 12.04? Specifically, I would like to run xscreensaver as the Unity desktop wallpaper.

  • do you want/mean to use live wallpaper instead of normal wallppr? – αғsнιη Sep 9 '14 at 15:32

Open your terminal and paste these following commands

sudo apt-get install gconf-tools
gconftool-2 -type bool -set /apps/nautilus/preferences/show_desktop false /usr/lib/xscreensaver/glmatrix -root

Then restart to apply the changes.

credit goes to Life hacker

  • I can't get this to work. Also, "show_desktop" doesn't show an option in gconf-editor. – wwwwwwwww Dec 13 '13 at 6:36

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