Xscreensaver
Screensavers
Description:

this is how to use Xscreensaver in KDE
it is easy

1: Switch off KDE's screen saver.
Open the ``Control Center'' and select the ``Look and Feel / Screensaver'' page. Turn off the ``Enable Screensaver'' checkbox.

2: Find your Autostart directory.
Open the ``Look and Feel / Desktop / Paths'' page, and see what your ``Autostart'' directory is set to: it will probably be ~/.kde3/Autostart/ or something similar.

3: Make xscreensaver be an Autostart program.
Create a file in your autostart directory called xscreensaver.desktop that contains the following five lines:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=xscreensaver
Name=XScreensaver
Type=Application
X-KDE-StartupNotify=false

Now use xscreensaver normally, controlling it via the usual xscreensaver-demo (1) and xscreensaver-command (1) mechanisms.

hclsmith

13 years ago

wow, some kewl SSs in xscreensaver.

Q: Is KDE supposed to be able to configure its xsreensaver SSs? Does it need to know where the xml files are? (IE does the NetBSD pkg install it wrong?) Or not? (If not, is it coming?)

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megaspaz

13 years ago

if you use kde's screensavers, you can setup Xscreensavers by running xscreensaver-demo. just don't start the xscreensaver daemon. and vice-versa, if you're using xscreensaver, you can add kde screensavers to the xscreensaver list and set them up in the kde control center. i like using xscreensaver cause it think it just works better. i've got an issue with kde and locking the screen if i'm watching a movie or video in xine and just quit xine while the movie's playing, kde will refuse to lock the screen. xscreensaver still works in this situation. the only issue i have with xscreensaver is the cycle screensaver when using just one screensaver. it's supposed to cycle only if using multiple screensavers, but it's still cycles if using only one screensaver.

btw, to add a kde screensaver to xscreensaver, just add "kde_screensaver_name.kss --root" to your ~/.xscreensaver file. if you need to find the name *.kss screensaver, just do a find *.kss or something like that.

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megaspaz

13 years ago

addition:

actually an example line of adding a kde screensaver to xscreensaver would look like:

GL: "Euphoria" keuphoria.kss --root \n\

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Skyreacher

14 years ago

I installed xscreensaver and xscreensaver-gl in rpm from my Mandrake CD
I only have four screensavers listed in KDE.
In GNOME, I have oodles of them.

I'm confused.

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Skyreacher

14 years ago

I'm not confused anymore.

Yay for RTFM!

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aaronjb

14 years ago

KDE (from 3.0 on, anyway) has always (on my system) listed all available xscreensaver entries in the KControl screensaver module.

Read the docs, this is standard behavior

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protoman

14 years ago

I never got xscreensavers on kcontrol in mandrake 9, even with kde 3.1

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illogic-al

14 years ago

it doesn't work for mandrake unless you compile kde from source

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Strider

14 years ago

Its not a distro option.. its a KDE version =) As of KDE 3.1 xscreensaver is supported inside of KDE.

Strid...

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onyx

14 years ago

see subject

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tpr

14 years ago

Try to install kscreensaver, I think it helped for me..

Or maybe I've done something else.. At least it works with my 3.1 and with 3.1.90, too..

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onyx

14 years ago

somthing else.
i installed it and nothing changed

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stunji

13 years ago

Yeah, but you'll find that many configuration options are missing when you use the XScreensaver modules via KScreensaver.

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bradenm

14 years ago

Actually, KDE supports xscreensaver itself. When I go into KControl : Appearance & Themes : Screen Saver, I get more than 120 entries. This is because all my xscreensaver savers are listed, and they work just as well as KDE screensavers.
I think that they are dectected at compile time however, so maybe this is why you don't see them.

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onyx

14 years ago

i have not see or heard of that
what distro are you running?

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