Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567
Results 61 to 66 of 66

Thread: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

  1. #61
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Beans
    8

    Re: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

    Well I must be a new guy or something. I tried to follow your instructions and it didn't get me anywhere. When I copied the command line string and thrie to find the theme folder it wasn't there. I went into usr/share/gnome-screensaver and there is no theme folder just 2 files "gnome-screensaver-preferences.ui and lock-dialog-default.ui

    Any idea where my theme folder got off to?

    Also since I'm here, when I boot now Gnome-screensaver is open and up in the upper left hand corner waiting to be closed. I have to manually close it and start Xscreensaver.

    I have no Idea why it's doing that or why Xscreensaver isn't starting when I boot.

    Nadurru
    Last edited by Nadurru; December 16th, 2009 at 08:53 AM.

  2. #62
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Beans
    237
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

    Try the other guide. It is much more detailed but longer.

  3. #63
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Beans
    8

    Re: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

    I did try the other guide. Still I have gnome-screensaver in the corner and I have to close it and start xscreensaver.

    Nadurru

  4. #64
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Maryland, USA
    Beans
    237
    Distro
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

    Try uninstalling gnome-screensaver. That should kill it for good.

  5. #65
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    In my mind
    Beans
    5

    Re: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

    Quote Originally Posted by Nadurru View Post
    Well I must be a new guy or something. I tried to follow your instructions and it didn't get me anywhere. When I copied the command line string and thrie to find the theme folder it wasn't there. I went into usr/share/gnome-screensaver and there is no theme folder just 2 files "gnome-screensaver-preferences.ui and lock-dialog-default.ui

    Any idea where my theme folder got off to?

    Also since I'm here, when I boot now Gnome-screensaver is open and up in the upper left hand corner waiting to be closed. I have to manually close it and start Xscreensaver.

    I have no Idea why it's doing that or why Xscreensaver isn't starting when I boot.

    Nadurru
    I had a bit of trouble with this too, but I found the solution. (To your first question about where the screensaver option file went, that is.)

    1. Open a terminal and type "locate [screensaver]"
    2. You'll see one of them ends in ".desktop". That's the file you want to edit.
    3. Type "gksudo gedit [path to file goes here]"
    4. Edit as you please.


  6. #66
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Beans
    1

    Re: HOWTO: Adjust screensaver settings in Dapper

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyeb View Post
    I had a bit of trouble with this too, but I found the solution. (To your first question about where the screensaver option file went, that is.)

    1. Open a terminal and type "locate [screensaver]"
    2. You'll see one of them ends in ".desktop". That's the file you want to edit.
    3. Type "gksudo gedit [path to file goes here]"
    4. Edit as you please.

    i stumbled across making this change myself and then i read your post which confirmed what i modified (was looking to configure the easter egg in xmatrix). i did this for karmic so it will probably apply to future distros too. i didn't install xscreensaver but stuck with gnome-screensaver.

    came across this info too:
    http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensav...AskedQuestions
    http://xfx.net/utilities/sss/download.htm
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=198809&page=3
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=195557

Page 7 of 7 FirstFirst ... 567

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •