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It might be me but for some reason when I try to open the file in themes with gedit, all I get is a blank gedit file. What am I doing wrong?
How would I change settings that are global to all screensavers, like where to pull pictures from?
Your guide is great!. Thanks for posting it, worked fine for me.
hey guys, i was looking in the /usr/share/gnome-screensaver directory and i found that there was a glade project file sitting there....
any ideas as to its purpose?Code:~$ ls /usr/share/gnome-screensaver gnome-screensaver-preferences.glade themes
Last edited by airtonix; October 21st, 2006 at 06:30 PM.
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Hey there - did you ever figure out that one?How would I change settings that are global to all screensavers, like where to pull pictures from?
I believe the "Pictures Folder" screensaver pulls images from /home/username/Pictures and the "GLSlideshow" screensaver pulls images from /usr/share/backgrounds but this may depend on your version of Ubuntu and/or the screensaver package. I'm running Edgy on 3 different systems now and the screensaver situation is buggy. For example on one of these systems, both of the image screensavers I just mentioned work fine in the screensaver preview, but they don't display any images (just a blank screen) when the screensaver actually kicks in after the system becomes idle. On another system they seem to work OK sometimes, but other times they just display a blank screen like the first system does.
Oh - oh!! I figured it out all by myself.
On my edgy machine at work (where GLSlideshow works fine), I have the following line in a '.xscreensaver' file in my home folder:
On my edgy machine at home (where GLSlideshow just plays some standard backgrounds), there was no .xscreensaver file.
I SSH'd my work one home, modified that line to point to where the images are at home and then logged in to home remotely (using FreeNX) to test it - now it works fine at home as well.
So there you go, gnome-screensaver/GLSlideshow still looks at the .xscreensaver file for some configuration options.
Now to find out how to copy and modify the glslideshow.desktop file so that I can create several screensavers that use different directorys as the source.
Last edited by hazza96; November 11th, 2006 at 11:31 AM. Reason: Found the answer and wanted to let everyone know.