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I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« on: January 07, 2016, 08:53:13 pm »
Its been great playing with my old faithful Qosmio today... but it brings up a few things I'd like to restore from earlier versions... like the screensavers...

I followed the tutorial here:

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I found that Peppermint 5 does not have screen savers - it uses a program called light-locker instead. But what if you prefer having a screen saver? Here is how to do it:



Click Menu >> Accessories >> Terminal
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sudo apt purge light-locker light-locker-settingspress <ENTER>

but something must have changed with peppermint6, as after reboot i can find no entry for screensavers in the menu... that or my reading skills are fading in my elder years  :'(
« Last Edit: January 08, 2016, 02:03:15 pm by spence »
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers...
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 12:33:58 am »
Hi,

I followed this and everything is working as it should be:
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sudo apt purge light-locker light-locker-settings
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra
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sudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktopEdit the file and save it:
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[Desktop Entry]
Name=Screensaver
Type=Application
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash
After that you can choose your screensaver, maybe a restart is needed?

Hope this helps...  ;)
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers...
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2016, 04:51:11 am »
What GNULINUX said .. but light-locker isn't installed in Peppermint 6 in the first place, so expect that purge command to fail, but run it anyway just in case you've installed it somehow (because if you have, light-locker will likely take priority).
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2016, 02:03:45 pm »
Guess the third attempt was the charm... tried it the 2nd time on the hp laptop this morning... worked right the first time. Got it working on the Qosmio after a bit of a scare... but once the laptop was running, I just opened the terminal and repeated the steps from its history... this time it worked.

As for my scare, Qosmio wouldn't start this morning... was about to throw it in the back of the car for computer recycler, but decided to pull the long dead battery out, and plugged it in one more time,  low and behold it started... yippee
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2016, 03:08:51 pm »
Good that you've sorted it out!   :)
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2016, 10:06:51 pm »
Glad its working again.

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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2016, 12:57:48 pm »
i've just installed this on the ASUSROG so I don't have to turn off the lappie untl AFTER i figure out how to set GRUB ... yippee...
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers...
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2017, 03:02:56 pm »
Now that most things are rolling along... I am moving backwards thru my bookmarks to set up a few things... I can't for the life of me get the screensavers to appear... I'm probably missing something silly... opr has something changed in Peppermint 8 that keeps my screen from ever going blank... nor ever loading screensavers? 
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers...
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2017, 03:04:07 pm »
I followed this as is... but no luck thus far...

Hi,

I followed this and everything is working as it should be:
Code: [Select]
sudo apt purge light-locker light-locker-settings
Code: [Select]
sudo apt install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra
Code: [Select]
sudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktopEdit the file and save it:
Code: [Select]
[Desktop Entry]
Name=Screensaver
Type=Application
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash
After that you can choose your screensaver, maybe a restart is needed?

Hope this helps...  ;)
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2017, 03:46:57 pm »
Is it an autostart problem ?

I mean if you run:
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xscreensaver -nosplashanre you then able to choose your screensaver ?
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2017, 10:05:51 am »
Is it an autostart problem ?

I mean if you run:
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xscreensaver -nosplashanre you then able to choose your screensaver ?

I have it set to rotate thru random screensavers... but it never kicks on... as for that command:

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spence@antec ~ $ xscreensaver -nosplash
xscreensaver: 10:04:21: already running on display :0.0 (window 0x1600001)
 from process 1107 (spence@antec)
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2017, 02:54:46 pm »
Yippee, just needed a couple of reboots...
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Re: I'm missing my screeensavers... [SOLVED]
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2017, 12:25:20 pm »
Great news :)
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