[lug] Configuring the screensaver

Ken MacFerrin lists at macferrin.com
Fri Feb 16 04:01:08 MST 2007

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:

xscreensaver-command -lock

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