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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Want help finding a Distro where Xscreensavers are already set up

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  • Roy
    Xcreensaver uses a Daemon. You can put it into your startup applications. Go to System Settings in the Favourites or Settings folder. Go to the last item at
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      Xcreensaver uses a Daemon. You can put it into your startup applications.
      Go to System Settings in the Favourites or Settings folder. Go to the last
      item at the bottom, Startup and Shutdown. Go toAutostart. Add Program. Then
      Navigate to Xscreensaver or just type it in. It won't take effect till you
      re-boot, but it is not worth re-booting just for that. If you want it in
      the meantime just start it manually and it will offer to run the daemon.

      Roy
      Using Kubuntu 12.04, 64-bit
      Location: Canada


      On 28 September 2012 12:05, Joan Leach <jleach728@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      > This is what he wrote last night:
      >
      > "xscreensaver installed and running, but, I have to start it again when I
      > reboot. Not sure why ?? Pinguy installed now. I like it now by far the best
      > !"
      >
      > I've noticed that on many new Distros lately myself, is it a decision that
      > there is no way around, or something as confusing for newbies like Terminal
      > commands?
      >
      > Thanks,
      > Joan in Reno
      >
      > --- On Fri, 9/28/12, Roy <linuxcanuck@...> wrote:
      >
      > From: Roy <linuxcanuck@...>
      > Subject: Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Want help finding a Distro where
      > Xscreensavers are already set up
      > To: LINUX_Newbies@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Friday, September 28, 2012, 2:57 AM
      >
      > KDE uses its own screensavers. That is the idea behind KDE, to be a
      > complete software collection. Usually it is set to blank the screen after
      > the default time (15 minutes?). It does not come with many choices but you
      > can add screensavers, but it involves compiling for the most part. You
      > change that in the System Settings which is in the Favourites and Settings
      > menu folders (both). Look under Hardware section for Display and Monitor.
      > It is the second item in the list. These are KDE not Mint instructions.
      > Mint could do something entirely different as they are prone to do.
      >
      > You can also add Xscreensavers using the package manager. Once installed
      > just click on the menu button and type screen and the settings should pop
      > up. Mine says Screensaver with a flame in the monitor icon.
      >
      > My question would be why use Mint KDE at all? Kubuntu is closer to the
      > Ubuntu source and comes out a couple of months before Mint KDE. It is
      > pretty much stock KDE with a few Ubuntu things added and you can still use
      > Ubuntu One etc. Mint KDE is a much smaller project and slower to develop. I
      > can see choosing Mint for Cinnamon or Mate, but KDE? The choice is his, but
      > I find it strange.
      >
      > Roy
      > Using Kubuntu 12.04, 64-bit
      > Location: Canada
      >
      > On 27 September 2012 21:01, Joan Leach <jleach728@...> wrote:
      >
      > > I have a Newbie over on SimplyComputers that is trying to set up Linux
      > for
      > > a client, but this is his first foray into it from Windows. I've sent him
      > > his screenshots of Synaptic on both Mint Linux LXDE and Bodhi
      > Enlightment.
      > > He says he's tried 10 Distros so far, I only know about his questions
      > > regarding Mint Linux Cinnamon and Mint KDE, which he prefers.
      > >
      > > I emailed him to try a Google search that said some had solved it or to
      > > join the Mint Linux Forum, or come here, but like all of us, he has other
      > > hardware and life happenings that pull him from it. However, he says he
      > > won't give up.
      > >
      > > Anyone one want to give him a helping hand with Mint KDE and
      > Xscreensavers?
      > >
      > > Joan in Reno
      > >
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