View Full Version : [kubuntu] Screensavers AWOL in Kubuntu 8. 10 install.

April 17th, 2009, 01:27 PM
I just installed Kubuntu 8.10 on my Lenovo T60. For some weird reason the screensavers are AWOL. There isn't a single screensaver listed in the Desktop --> screensaver settings. Any ideas?


April 18th, 2009, 03:51 PM
Start a package manager from Applications->System.

Use the search facility hunting for "screensaver" without the quotes. See what's installed and what's available.

If there's no screensaver installed, try installing xscreensaver. If there is a screensaver installed, right-click the packages and uninstall them. I prefer a complete removal for this, myself. Once that's done, mark the packages for installation, and let the package manager put them back.

That should fix any installation glitch.

April 19th, 2009, 10:14 PM
Thanks John. I tried installing Kubuntu 9.04 RC1 and the screensavers were also AWOL there. I did a "sudo aptitude install kscreensavers" and added some other screensavers at the same time.