[lug] Configuring the screensaver

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Fri Feb 16 04:13:24 MST 2007

Ken MacFerrin wrote:
> Gary Hodges wrote:
>> Ted Logan wrote:
>>> On 2/14/07, Gary Hodges <Gary.Hodges at noaa.gov> wrote:
>>>> I once knew a command that I could use to activate or deactivate
>>>> individual screensavers.  There is one screensaver that locks up my
>>>> machine and I don't even want the option of choosing it.  Anyone know
>>>> the command I'm talking about?
>>> If you're running xscreensaver, run:
>>> $ xscreensaver-demo
>>> which lets you pick which screensavers to use.
>> That's the command I was looking for.  xscreensaver wasn't installed on
>> my computer (Kubuntu 6.06 LTS).  I installed it but it seems to be
>> blocked from taking over whatever screensaver KDE uses by default with
>> Kubuntu.
> You can change this by replacing the /usr/kde/3.5/bin/kdesktop_lock
> binary with an executable shell script containing the following:
> #!/bin/sh
> xscreensaver-command -lock

A bit more detailed info:

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