With Ubuntu where is the screen-saver?

Asked by Margaret Mackintosh on 2012-03-12

I have Ubuntu 11.04 and I cannot find a screen-saver either in the Installed Packages or the ones I can install. So where do I look for a Screen-saver?

Margaret

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Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin
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2012-03-14
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2012-03-14
michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #1

Applications ----- Screensavers

That would of helped if I had 'applications'. But I click on the symbol for the 'Dashboard'. When I put in the Search Box - Screen Saver it comes up blank. When I scroll though all the Installed and Unstalled Packages there is no 'Screen Saver'. I had it before I updated to Ubuntu 11.04 on the Ubuntu 10.04 Lts. But, this version lacks any kind of screen saver as far as I can tell. There is 'Screen Shot', but I do not want to get any pictures of what I look at online. That happened with the last version. I even searched all the 'Software Packages to be Added' and I cannot find a Screen Saver, unless it is called something else and I don't know it. So still need help.

Look for 'gnome-screensaver'.
if you don't have it, install by opening a terminal and typing :

sudo apt-get install gnome-screensaver

To get more screensaver packages:

sudo apt-get install rss-glx xscreensaver-data xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra

You may also use synaptic and search for 'screensaver'

Hi,

I did the first 'gnome-screensaver' and it now says it is installed when I get the 'synaptic package manager' up. But, how do I locate it elsewhere? Notice there are other screensaver aps that can be installed. Do I need them? This did install several packages or at least they are highlighted. But, still cannot find the Screensaver.

Margaret

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> Date: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:45:45 +0000
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> Your question #190493 on Ubuntu changed:
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> Status: Open => Answered
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> Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin proposed the following answer:
> Look for 'gnome-screensaver'.
> if you don't have it, install by opening a terminal and typing :
>
> sudo apt-get install gnome-screensaver
>
> To get more screensaver packages:
>
> sudo apt-get install rss-glx xscreensaver-data xscreensaver-gl
> xscreensaver-gl-extra
>
> You may also use synaptic and search for 'screensaver'
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Opening a terminal and typing 'gnome-screensaver' should launch it.

Also try 'gnome-screensaver-preferences'.

Thanks Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin, that solved my question.

You're welcome ;)

Hi,

Got a Terminal up, typed in the below about preferences. Came up 'No such file or Directory' or something like that. Any other suggestions.

Margaret

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> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:01:15 +0000
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> Your question #190493 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190493
>
> Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin proposed the following answer:
> Also try 'gnome-screensaver-preferences'.
>
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Could you give the output of 'locate screensaver | grep /usr/bin' (typed in a terminal) ?

Hi,

Yes, I was able to put that in a terminal and I got a long list of '/usr/bin' with different things after it. Also there are several different ones with the word 'screensaver' but I don't know which one I need. Any more info?

Margaret

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> Subject: Re: [Question #190493]: With Ubuntu where is the screen-saver?
> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:40:56 +0000
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> Your question #190493 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190493
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> Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin posted a new comment:
> Could you give the output of 'locate screensaver | grep /usr/bin' (typed
> in a terminal) ?
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

For instance, on my computer, for 'locate gnome-screensaver | grep /usr/bin', I got:

manutm@manutm-netbook:~$ locate gnome-screensaver | grep /usr/bin
/usr/bin/gnome-screensaver
/usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command
/usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-preferences

Do the same on yours and try them until you find the good one.

Hi,

There is a big long list. Highlighter 3 of them and press enter but all that did was gave me a new prompt each time. So then I picked out one that had 'desktop' at the end and when I entered it I got 'No such file or command'. So even getting the list on the terminal I cannot seem to do much with it. Got to get ready to see a doctor, but will try again when I get back this afternoon.

Margaret

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> Subject: Re: [Question #190493]: With Ubuntu where is the screen-saver?
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:15:44 +0000
>
> Your question #190493 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190493
>
> Emmanuel Thomas-Maurin posted a new comment:
> For instance, on my computer, for 'locate gnome-screensaver | grep
> /usr/bin', I got:
>
> manutm@manutm-netbook:~$ locate gnome-screensaver | grep /usr/bin
> /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver
> /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command
> /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-preferences
>
> Do the same on yours and try them until you find the good one.
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Could you copy and paste here the list you got?

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