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Thread: Removing gnome-screensaver

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    Removing gnome-screensaver

    The Gnome Screensaver preferences window is freezing my desktop. I went into synaptic and tried to remove it (to use xscreensaver instead). But synaptic, in removing gnome-screensaver package, wanted to ADD a bunch of packages, lots of KDE stuff (which I don't want). Is there any way around this? If not, is there a way to reset the gnome-screensaver config file (whatever it is) so that it doesn't freeze on startup? This problem arose after I selected a particular screensaver in the gui window.

    Thanks. Hope I explained myself clearly.

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    Re: Removing gnome-screensaver

    In the terminal
    Code:
    gconftool-2 --unset /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes
    will set your screensaver theme back to blank screen.

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    Re: Removing gnome-screensaver

    Many thanks

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    Re: Removing gnome-screensaver

    See the first step of this guide on how to replace gnome-screensaver:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1358946
    Maybe you are missing some additional xscreenserver packages. I also have xscreensaver installed (parallelly), and when I select gnome-screensaver for removal, Synaptic doesn't select other packages for installation.

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