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custom screen saver mods not working

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:06 pm
by mxj_13
In my .xscreensaver file, the picture were not displaying. So I edit it and that resolved the issue. I also have a two custom modules that I added, one was for playing movie's the the setting looks like this:

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		 "Vids Movies" 	mplayer -shuffle -really-quiet -volume 50     \
				  -nolirc -nostop-xscreensaver -wid	      \
				  $XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW -fs -loop 0	      \
				  $HOME/Videos/screen/*			    \n\
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This use to work with xscreensaver, but does not show up as an option in the selection panel. Does anyone have any solution to add custom selections? Or another way to do movie files in the screen saver?

.\\itch - In a day of illusions and utter confusions, we base our conclusions on our delusions.

Re: custom screen saver mods not working

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:43 pm
by mxj_13
OK, lets try this. How does one remove cinnamon-screensaver and replace it with xscreensaver on Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia?

I know that works well, I am not sure why they reinvented something that was not broke.

Re: custom screen saver mods not working

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:51 am
by smurphos
mxj_13 wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:06 pm
Or another way to do movie files in the screen saver?
https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2039

I'm not sure if this still works.....edit - yes it does! That's intriguing - in theory it should be possible to make a full HTML5 video player and have it as your screensaver.

Re: custom screen saver mods not working

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:44 am
by smurphos
Endless possibilities

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Re: custom screen saver mods not working

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:03 am
by smurphos
Apologies mxj-13 for hijacking your thread....last post - if I investigate this further I will start my own...

So I was wondering if the webkit screensaver can handle a fairly complex HTML structure. As a quick test and recalling that MDM used some animated webkit themes in the login screen I downloaded the MDM themes from - https://github.com/linuxmint/mint-mdm-themes - and transplanted one into the screensaver folder. It works.....and renders a lot better as an actual screensaver rather than in the Settings app.

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