[SOLVED] xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

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mikecz
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[SOLVED] xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

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This is on the lastest Mint xfce (201104).

I installed the xscreensaver-data package but none of the ones in the package come up as installed on the xscreensaver control panel. I also had problems manually
adding the Linux Mint screensaver from linuxmintart.org (though that could have been my fault).

Anyone else having this problem?

MikeC
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Re: xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

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EDIT! Man... you are off course on xscreensaver and I'm on gnome so this probably won't work.
I also had problems manually adding the Linux Mint screensaver from linuxmintart.org (though that could have been my fault).
This one?
I believe that one is a .svg logo and not a screensaver package.

Look for /usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-logo-white.svg or /usr/share/pixmaps/ubuntu-screensaver.svg
These are the floating logos from the gnome and ubuntu screensavers respectively.
Now you just have to change one of these pictures with any other picture you fancy.
Same name and folder. The screensaver will still be named "floating ubuntu" though.

Here's the ubuntu screensaver to modify if it's not installed allready:

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sudo apt-get install ubuntu-artwork
More on the issue here!
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Re: xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

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Dagon:

That was the one, and thanks for the pointers.

But it still doesn't explain why I'm not seeing the screensavers from the package I installed.

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Re: xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

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Ok. xscreemsaver-data adds: fiberlamp and fuzzyflakes.
I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but are you sure you're not looking for one of the other add-ons?
xscreensaver-data-extra, which adds a lot more?

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sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-data-extra
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[SOLVED] Re: xscreensaver not seeing new screensavers

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dagon wrote:Ok. xscreemsaver-data adds: fiberlamp and fuzzyflakes.
I'm sorry if this is obvious to you but are you sure you're not looking for one of the other add-ons?
xscreensaver-data-extra, which adds a lot more?

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sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-data-extra
Huh.

That was the package I thought I had added, but upon checking Software Manager, I didn't actually install it.

It worked, so you solved my problem.

MikeC, feeling like an idiot but happy.
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