I guess some of the screensavers in Ubuntu are nice. But I'd really like more. Is there a website with screensavers for Ubuntu?

Also, I am particularly looking for a screensaver that looks a bit like Mac's ribbon ribbons of light thing.

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sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-gl-extra

There's a nice once called Flurry but it's quite intensive on the computer and not a very energy-efficient method of not using your computer.

Here's what it looks like:

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Edit. There's a whole load more in xscreensaver-data-extra too if you want something different.

  • Curious to know who and why somebody gave this a -1. If you vote against something, you should explain why so the person has the opportunity to improve their post.
    – Oli
    Oct 18 '10 at 13:09

Electric Sheep Install electric sheep

I'd recommend electric sheep. Electric sheep automatically downloads various sheep and you can upvote the one's you like. More popular sheep are displayed more often and vice versa. For more information see electricsheep.org

sudo apt-get install electricsheep


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  • Didn't work. Black screen.
    – Lyrositor
    Oct 17 '10 at 14:47
  • What does running the command electricsheep in the terminal produce? Also run electricsheep-preferences and test your connection. You may have to wait for some sheep to be downloaded first.
    – Nick HS
    Oct 17 '10 at 15:07
  • electricsheep connects to the net; it'll work but it first downloads the files, which takes time. Also worth noting that it does use a good bit of bandwidth, so other people on your network/downloads you do will be drained by this screensaver...it's worth it, though. Hypnotising... Oct 17 '10 at 23:32
  • Takes too much time, I give up. But I agree it looks fantastic.
    – Lyrositor
    Oct 20 '10 at 22:19
  • For recent releases, check this new installation guildeline: distrogeeks.com/install-latest-electricsheep-ubuntu Jun 12 '14 at 19:14

You may also look at the Ubuntu Software Center for the GLX Screensavers, those are a port of the famous Really Slick Screensavers for Windows and Mac.

Those screensavers have the look and feel of great Mac/Windows screensavers.

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