Questions tagged [xscreensaver]

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

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xscreensaver build - failing on make install

For a couple years now I've been building locally xscreensaver using the .configure make sudo make install combination. Today however the sudo make install is failing with permission issues: sudo ...
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xscreensaver, lockscreen, fonts and resolution

I have an NVidia set-up w/ 2 x 29" screens, 5120x1440. Today I upgraded from 18.04 to 20.04, and after the upgrade the xscreensaver lock-screen looks rather odd. It's as if someone had taken a ...
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How do I switch between users, without logging out?

I am using Lubuntu, my desktop environment is lxQt and screensaver is xScreensaver. I'm trying to figure out a way to switch between users, (e.g. when pressing Meta + L). Even though, it is possible ...
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xscreensaver dies trying to run a video file .m4v using mpv

running with ububtu 18.04 lts installed xscreensaver and mpv. the video file is desertrun.m4v. followed instructions to have xscreensaver run mpv with desertrun as the video file. using the terminal i ...
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Prevent XScreenSaver from locking after Restore, but keep LightDM screen lock?

I'm currently running XUbuntu 18.04 on a laptop, and have completely removed gnome-screensaver (not enough controls) and replaced it with xscreensaver (so I can choose which selection of effects it ...
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How to have ubuntu without gnome-screensaver and light-locker

I do long operations which are steadily getting broken by any power or screen saving utility, so I want to have ubuntu without any power or screensaving programs. I tried: sudo apt autoremove --purge ...
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Xscreensaver installed but only comes on when watching Netflix

I installed xscreensaver and removed the default that came with Ubuntu 20.04. When the computer is idle for 5 minutes the screen goes to a soft-glow black with no screen saver appearing. However, if ...
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Is there a way to keep my screensaver from turning off Night Light?

Whenever my night light mode is on and my computer wakes up from the screensaver, the night light mode turns off. I have to go into Settings > Displays and toggle night light off and back on again. ...
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I have a question about the [multiple] screensaver app(s) I have installed

I have just upgraded to Xubuntu 20.04, but I believe this was the same way under 18.04 as well, I am just now getting around to look at the issue. If I go to Xubuntu menu -> Settings, there are ...
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Random screensavers on VNC server (resource intense)

I am currently using a VNC server on my desktop (Ubuntu 16.04 Mate DE) at work to work from home (through an intermediate SHH server). However, it has now started to use random screensavers when idle ...
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Xscreensaver not working properly

I don't understand Linux and sys-admin stuff, but I have installed recently xscreensaver Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS as described here and I have followed all the steps. If I lock the screen with Cntrl+Alt+L ...
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Public computer needs to pkill chromium when xscreensaver blanks

What I need is for Chromium to be closed any time xscreensaver blanks the screen (public terminal at a hotel, people are remarkably lax about their own personal security). Attached is a script I found ...
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Video as sreensaver with xscreensaver and websreensaver

I wanted to use video as my screen saver. I followed the steps from here. I did all as mentioned but xscreensaver is showing black(blank) output. What should I do? image
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How can I add screensaver to startup applications?

How do I add a screensaver to the startup application? I have used this command: xscreensaver -no-splash What am I doing wrong or not doing? I am using the latest Ubuntu version.
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Xscreensaver turns on after leaving sleep mode

When I wake my computer I always find out that xscreensaver is showing on the screen, despite it wasn't when I put computer into sleep. How can I fix this?
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Replace xscreensaver locker with a better tool (sddm, gdm3) on Lubuntu (LXQt)

Upon logging in on Lubuntu 19.04 it is using sddm, but when the computer is idle too long and it goes into idle, when I go to log back in it is using xscreensaver(which I can't stand the look of). I ...
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How to use xscreensaver on Kubuntu 18.04; 20.04 (KDE, Plasma)

How can the KDE standard lock screen be replaced by the xscreensaver?
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Using conky as screensaver on dual monitors

tl;dr- Added conky to xscreensaver. Doesn't show up on lock screen, but shows up on desktop. I'm trying to create my own screensaver by adding my Conky configuration to xscreensaver. I read the ...
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18.10 — gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf-xlib.h: No such file or directory

Make of xscreensaver-5.42 failing on this error. ximage-loader.c:43:12: fatal error: gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf-xlib.h: No such file or directory # include <gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf-xlib.h> ^~...
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xscreensaver on 18.10 MATE - not starting

I have this on two machines with the same problem. This has only recently started happening -- last couple weeks or so with frequent if not daily updates. An 18.04 machine is working fine. No ...
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Use Xscreensaver at the login screen

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04 and I'd like to show a carousel of images as screeensaver. I installed Xscreensaver and it works fine when a user is logged in but I can't make it work at the login screen. ...
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Every Screensaver in XScreensaver is showing in Show Applications

So I just updated xscreensaver, and after doing so, every single individual screensaver is showing up as its own application in the "Show Application" menu. I looked in my /usr/share/applications ...
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pointerhysteresis parameter not being read in xscrensaver

I'm trying to disable wake-on-mouse from suspend and not having much success. As an alternative I attempted to increase the pointerhysteresis variable in the Xscreensaver configuration file as others ...
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how to install Xscreensaver?

i've been trying to install this all morning, but i get this error. i don't know hoow to solve it... Im on ubuntu 18.04
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Lightlocker and Xscreensaver conflicting

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 but found gnome too heavy for my old hardware. So I installed Xubuntu-desktop: sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop synaptic sudo apt-get remove gdm3 sudo dpkg-...
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enable screensaver before login

How to enable and configure screensaver before login? If nobody has logged in or everyone has logged out, screensaver should show up after a certain timeout.
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Please, what are the ubuntu 16.04 LTS screensaver installation commands? [duplicate]

Please, what are the ubuntu 16.04 LTS screensaver installation commands? I will be grateful for any help that could help me to properly do the screensaver installation through terminal.
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Configure xscreensaver to use another program's screensaver?

I use Boinc for shared computing of Seti@Home. I would like to set the Boinc screensaver on my Ubuntu 14.04. For that I installed xscreensaver and I got the advice to add the following to the '...
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Disable xscreensaver when watching Kodi video?

Is there any way of disabling xscreensaver when a video is being played back in Kodi (17.6). I'm running Ubuntu 17.10. I've seen proposed workarounds for Flash or Youtube video playback, but nothing ...
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How lock the unlock screen after wrong password attempts?

I enabled pam_tally2 to lock a user after several password attempts. It works well at the TTY, login screen and ssh. However, I usually lock the screen when leaving the computer. You can type as many ...
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computer screen randomly turns off

I installed xscreensaver on my Xubuntu. Sometimes, my screen blanks for a few seconds while I'm working, generally several times in a row. I really don't know what the problem is. Here are a few ...
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Why does xscreensaver get removed for each Ubuntu version upgrade?

This is less a technical question, and more seeking the reasoning (which may end up being technical anyways). I use xscreensaver because I like the screensavers, and lock my computer regularly. ...
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Install Xscreensaver under V17.10

I've tried to install the Xscreensaver under 17.10 (Artful Ardvark) with no success. 17.10 uses Gnome, so the question is, I think, how do I install Xsceensaver under Gnome.
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Are there any more modern screen saver options for GNOME?

I would like a more modern screensaver than xscreensaver or a way to configure xscreensaver to look better.
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xscreensaver lock screen with Unity lock screen in Ubuntu 16.04

I have searched many posts about "xscreensaver lock screen to use unity lock screen" such as: How do I configure xscreensaver to use the GNOME lockscreen on Ubuntu 14.04? But I still don't know how to ...
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How do you change the command to lock the screen in kde plasma 5?

I installed xscreensaver in kde, because i dont like the way the default gnome screensaver looks, and after installing xscreensaver, i uninstalled gnome screensaver. I am not asking for the keyboard ...
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Xubuntu: xscreensaver crashes on lock screen

I'm running 16.04 on a Dell Inspiron 5567. I removed lightdm so my screen locker is xscreensaver. I did so because I was having trouble with bringing back the system after suspension with lightdm: ...
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Xscreensaver daemon is not running on display “:0.0”

First time poster, long time answer seeker. I had to install Xubuntu 16.04.1 LTS over the Lubuntu 16.10 due to bugs and other issues (system would crash constantly, display drivers decided to quit ...
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couldn't write /root/.xscreensaver

I know it's still quite experimental stuff and maybe not suited for this forum but nevertheless: I'm using ubuntu on windows 10 and would like to run xscreensaver (because I love that program :-D). ...
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I have Ubuntu 14.04. Do I use xscreensaver or gnome screensaver?

I had version 12.04 on another machine. I don't remember the terminal command to get screensavers. I had a simple one called "box fit". Anyone know how I can get the simple screensavers back? I don't ...
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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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How can I disable screensaver in Ubuntu 14.04 with icewm

How can I disable screensaver? I tried xset s off, but it's not working.
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Can I install xscreensaver on Ubuntu MATE 64-bit? [duplicate]

I rather like xscreensaver. It allows me configure its gltext module as a clock, which also displays a current date. I wondered If I could install it onto Ubuntu MATE 64-bit without breaking ...
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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 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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Command only has effect when ran from terminal.

I'm on Xubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to run command: xss-lock -- xscreensaver-command -lock & so that my screen will lock after being suspended in Xubuntu using xscreensaver. For some reason, without ...
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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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Upgrading XScreenSaver

I got XScreenSaver and removed gnome-screensaver by following these instructions: https://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 do I correct slow video fps in xscreensaver?

I recently updated my Ubuntu 14.04 and installed xscreensaver. It all runs but the screen savers are slow and choppy when they run. I increased the fps to max and increased image/video play speed but ...
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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 "carousel"...