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Thread: Ubuntu 12.04 - Install With No Screen Saver

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

    Question Ubuntu 12.04 - Install With No Screen Saver

    I'm running Ubuntu 12.04, GNOME Desktop.

    Just noticed that Ubuntu seems to not come with Screen Savers

    Is this true?

    I see posts here on problems with some screen-saver utilities installed from Software Center.

    Any work correctly?
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    I think I'm here! Maybe?

    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 - Install With No Screen Saver

    You are correct; there is no screensaver in 12.04 by default. You can certainly add what you want, but I have no experience of adding one to ubuntu 12.04. but I think those that have used xscreensaver with least problem.

    Xscreensaver is included as default in both Xubuntu and Lubuntu, I believe, and it does work well in those, so I assume will be fine in Ubuntu 12.04 as well.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Sussex, UK

    Re: Ubuntu 12.04 - Install With No Screen Saver

    I installed xscreensaver in 12.04 using this guide: but note this spelling mistake in one of the screenshots Type=Applicaton (should be Application)

    I ran in to a problem as discussed here in the following thread but this thread also includes a fix that worked for me & others: (not good grammar - sorry!)

    Hope this helps?


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