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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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