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I don't seem to have gnome-screensaver installed should i just install xscreensaver or should i follow the whole guide from the point where you install xscreensaver?
EDIT: maybe i should just tell what i want to do...i want to prevent my screen from going blank after a period of times (it's really annoying when i'm watching movies) so i went to the gnome power manager and put all the options to either "never" or "do nothing". But this didn't seem to do the trick. So i searched the forums and the solution was going to System->Preferences->Screensaver . The only problem is....i don't have that option. I tried installing xscreensaver but that option still doesn't appear. I tried editing the menus but it's not there...
Update: Just installed gnome-screensaver and disabled it
Last edited by raul_; January 1st, 2007 at 07:48 PM.
I did this a little differently.. instead of disabling the gnome-screensaver startup in gconf-editor and placing xscreensaver -no-splash in my sessions (I want xscreensaver for all users, not just me), I moved /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver to /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver.old and created a new file /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver with the following in it:
this way gnome calls my script for every userCode:#!/bin/bash xscreensaver -no-splash
I actually want to bring back my gnome screensaver. Do you have way to back out of this workaround?
blumagic , i am not sure but do the reverse of what was done in the tutorial.
Re-add gnome screensaver to the list it was edited out of , well as uncomment the gnome screensaver references , also remove xscreensaver from the startup list.
I tried/used this process - and it did work -- however now my Desktop pc will not suspend automatically.
If I put the system to sleep it works great and comes "awake" perfectly. Prior to making these changes the system would suspend within 45 minutes as I had setup in the Power preference. So my question, How do I undo -- what I have done? Or do you have some idea how to resolve?
Thanks in advance
Last edited by ldh; November 1st, 2007 at 08:33 PM. Reason: put in name
Thanks folks but no reply necessary --- I simply reversed the original steps..went into Synaptic and removed xscreensaver and all is back to normal now with the manner in which this computer enters standby.
I think you should put how to add xscreensaver to startup into your (awesome) tutorial. Here's how i did it:
Add this to the file (it should be empty to begin with) and save:sudo gedit /etc/init.d/xscreensaver
Now run these three commands#!/bin/bash
xscreensaver -no-splash &
Now you should be set. If this doesn't work, try taking a look at the comments on http://ubuntu.wordpress.com/2005/09/...run-at-bootup/cd /etc/init.d/
sudo update-rc.d xscreensaver defaults
sudo chmod +x xscreensaver
i tried to revert back to gnome-screensaver undoing as given above here..after deinstalling xscreensaver... however, the gnome lock does not work (gnome-screensaver-command: no screensaver is running on display :0.0) any more, although the screen goes blank as usual after some time... am i missing something silly? any help appreciated..