screensaver

Asked by john on 2009-01-17

Dell Inspiron 6400n with Ubuntu 8.10. After the recent update most of the screensaver themes have disappeared from us. How can I reinstall them?

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peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #1

Hi John

Maybe this helps: choose System > Prefrences > Scrennsaver. Ther you can activate a screensaver.

Hope it helps.
Peter

Andrew (and471) said : #2

<a href="apt://xscreensaver-data-extra">click</a>
<a href="apt://xscreensaver-gl">click</a>
<a href="apt://screensaver-gl-extra">click</a>

Best Andrew (and471) said : #3

sorry, tried something above.

If peter's solution doesn't work, please open a terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) and type in:

sudo apt-get install xscreensaver-gl screensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra

(Then enter your password when asked, don't won't you won't see any visual feedback)

Once that has finished, the screensaver themes should be there again.

john (jaytee1937) said : #4

Thank you, Rugby471 for your help. The command you gave did not , for some reason, do the installation, however I went to Synaptic and installed the application from there. I now have sufficient themes to satisfy me for the time being.

john (jaytee1937) said : #5

Thank you, Peter, for your suggestion. I had tried that but did not succeed with getting the screensaver to work with enough themes. Am grateful for you help.

peter (peter-neuweiler) said : #6

Great. Enjoy Ubuntu and be well.
Peter