Adding a Screensaver?

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shatterblast
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Adding a Screensaver?

Post by shatterblast » Sat May 05, 2018 5:40 am

I successfully installed Electric Sheep from source, and it seems to identify just fine as an "xscreensaver". While I confirmed that Electric Sheep does work, the Screensaver window for System Settings has not added it to the list.

Is there an app that would handle that? Or a manual process of adding a line to a file? Thank you for your time.

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Re: Adding a Screensaver?

Post by catweazel » Sat May 05, 2018 6:31 am

shatterblast wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 5:40 am
I successfully installed Electric Sheep from source, and it seems to identify just fine as an "xscreensaver". While I confirmed that Electric Sheep does work, the Screensaver window for System Settings has not added it to the list.
First, there is a PPA (https://launchpad.net/~ichthyo/+archive/ubuntu/zeug) for Electric Sheep that will run on Mint 18.x and 17.x.

Second, I think that in order to make it a screen saver, you need to take a look at these instructions. Be aware that they are now seven years old so if they don't work, they will at least point you in the right direction.
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Re: Adding a Screensaver?

Post by shatterblast » Sat May 05, 2018 12:15 pm

catweazel wrote:
Sat May 05, 2018 6:31 am
Second, I think that in order to make it a screen saver, you need to take a look at these instructions. Be aware that they are now seven years old so if they don't work, they will at least point you in the right direction.
An initial effort did not work for adding Electric Sheep to the Screensaver window of System Settings. I think it did add it to the "xscreensaver-demo" however. Also, the Cinnamon default screensavers were replaced by those of the "xscreensaver" package, even after removal, but I am not concerned in that regard.

Thank you for your info.

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