Screensaver Pictures [ SOLVED ]

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Screensaver Pictures [ SOLVED ]

Postby Dar-es-Salaam on Mon Aug 01, 2011 4:51 am

Hi All

How do I point screensaver to my Pictures folder which is on sdb1 not on sda1. any ideas ? :D
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Re: Screensaver Pictures

Postby xenopeek on Mon Aug 01, 2011 5:02 am

Hi, you can do this by creating a symbolic link to the Pictures folder on /dev/sdb from your home folder. Open Terminal (from Menu) and do:
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ls ~/Pictures

As you indicated you have your pictures stored on /dev/sdb, this folder should not show any files. Copy them somewhere else if there are. Then delete the Pictures folder in your home folder and create the symbolic link to /dev/sdb Pictures folder (be sure to replace MOUNTPOINT by where you have mounted /dev/sdb and FODLERNAME by the name of the pictures folder on /dev/sdb):
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rm -fr ~/Pictures
ln -s /MOUNTPOUNT/FOLDERNAME ~/Pictures
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Re: Screensaver Pictures

Postby xircon on Mon Aug 01, 2011 6:52 am

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Re: Screensaver Pictures

Postby xenopeek on Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:33 am


Ah, that is the more graceful solution :wink: The first comments are wrong for Linux Mint BTW, so do what is listed in comment #6: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=7263962&postcount=6
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Re: Screensaver Pictures

Postby Dar-es-Salaam on Mon Aug 01, 2011 11:29 am

Hi xenopeek ,

Thanks for that all sorted and set :D

Hi xircon

Tried your idea's out but couldn't find it but thanks anyway :D
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