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    Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    I've played around with Linux Mint and it had a built in screen saver that is an ant with what appears to be a head light that crawls around on the desktop. I did a search in here to see how to install it in this clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 I have but got no help that I could understand?

    So has anyone installed this screen saver and if so, can you explain to me how this is done?

    Thanks

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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    Code:
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install xscreensaver
    xscreensaver is the package it's in.

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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    Quote Originally Posted by wojox View Post
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install xscreensaver
    xscreensaver is the package it's in.
    You also need to install xscreensaver-gl-extra, xscreensaver-data, xscreensaver-gl
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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    Akacheebe If this worked for you why don't you mark this thread solved.
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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    Sorry I haven't gotten back sooner. Sometimes real life gets in the way.

    The screen saver does not work unless I enable it each time I boot up and I get the following message when I enable it.

    Warning

    The XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running
    on display ":0.0". Launch it now?
    So it's obviously not set to start up at boot? So how do I fix that?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    I kept playing around with this and got it to work. Here is what I did:
    First Remove the gnome-screensaver
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
    Then set xscreensaver to run at startup.
    Startup Program.png
    Then log out and back in again and it should work.
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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    Thanks Irv!! That fixed it!

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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    This screensaver has been working fine until an update UNINSTALLED it the other day?? It quit working and just now I checked and the entire xscreensaver program wasn't there so I had to reinstall the whole thing all over again??

    So can someone tell me why an update would uninstall xscreensaver without any input from me??

    Thanks,

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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    I did a reinstall of my OS so I had to reinstall the screensaver. I'll watch and see if this happens to me and let you know. It may have updated the Gnome-screensaver which means it had to remove the xscreensaver because there don't work together. That would be my answer. But the question is, if it wasn't installed in the first place why would it update?
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    Re: Ant w/Headlight Screen Saver?

    Irv, thanks for your reply. FYI I have two systems that run the exact same version and associated programs of Ubuntu and so far, the other one hasn't done this, BUT, I did just do an update on the other system that included a kernel update so I'll watch that one to see if anything happens to it.

    Funny, an update fixing some things and breaking others reminds me of Windowz!

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