Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere

Asked by Margaret Mackintosh on 2012-03-14

I was helped in installing 'gnome-screensaver'. At least the Synaptic Package Manager says it is installed. But, how do I find it so I can pick out which 'picture' I want to use for a screen saver?

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Margaret Mackintosh
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2012-03-28
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2012-03-15

It was suggested to check for 'gtnome-screensaver-preferences using a terminal. I did. Nothing. So if anyone got any other suggestions on how to get the screensaver so I can choose what I want to use as a screensaver, please let me know.

Sorry, that was 'gnome-screensaver-preferences'.

Wyatt Smith (wyatt-smith) said : #3

Try launching from terminal

     gnome-screensaver-preferences

I am not sure if it shows in dash as I do not run unity.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #4

When I did the command ; gnome-screensaver-preferences
This came up; ** (gnome-screensaver-preferences:1946): DEBUG: Found best visual for GL: 0x21; along with a window, for selecting the screen saver you would like. I am running unity, Ubuntu 11.04 What happens when you click shut down button, system settings? In personal area, is there a place for screen saver?

Hi,

I just did that and it says 'command not found'. Thanks anyway. Any other suggestions.

Margaret

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> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2012 19:10:54 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/190652
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Wyatt Smith proposed the following answer:
> Try launching from terminal
>
> gnome-screensaver-preferences
>
> I am not sure if it shows in dash as I do not run unity.

The only thing that shows up there, is a screen with a padlock symbol on it. I don't want to lock the screen. No screen saver.

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> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 00:41:02 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> When I did the command ; gnome-screensaver-preferences
> This came up; ** (gnome-screensaver-preferences:1946): DEBUG: Found best visual for GL: 0x21; along with a window, for selecting the screen saver you would like. I am running unity, Ubuntu 11.04 What happens when you click shut down button, system settings? In personal area, is there a place for screen saver?
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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep screensa

Thanks

I did as actionparsnip suggested and this is what came up:

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a; dpkg -l\grep screensa
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
dpkg: error: unknown option -g

Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

I don't have hardly any knowledge of commands. Is there something above that I can use?

Look at what you ran and look at what I advised to run......

In response to actionparsnip, I know what you advised me to run. But, on my laptop I don't have just a straight vertical line, so used the back slash instead. That gave me the above answer. Is there another way I can get the same results as using a straight vertical line?

Like I said I do not have just a vertical line on this laptop, so I use the back slash instead. I again typed in what actionparsnip suggested, but this time instead of 'uname -a', I put in 'margaretmackintosh -a' and here is what I got:

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a;margaretmackintosh -a; dpkg -l \ grep screensa
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
margaretmackintosh: command not found
dpkg-query: error: package name in specifier ' grep' is illegal: must start with an alphanumeric character
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

Just typed in a terminal again:
lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l \ grep screensa and this is what I got:

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l \ grep screensa
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
dpkg-query: error: package name in specifier ' grep' is illegal: must start with an alphanumeric character
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

Okay I just found my vertical slash which is a Capital i, so will run the command as he has wrote it and see what I get. What happened was when I typed the Capital 'I' into the terminal, instead of being like this 'I' it had a cross bar at top and bottom and this was the results:

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l I grep screensa
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Description
+++-==============-==============-============================================
ii grep 2.9-1 GNU grep, egrep and fgrep
No packages found matching I.
No packages found matching screensa.

I see that here it printed out like what he told me to type in. But, other then it saying there was no packages found, I don't know what the above means. Any suggestions?

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #12

Try copy and paste on actionparsnip's command. I tried both commands, they returned very different answers. | on my keyboard (desktop) is Shift+\. Good luck.

HI, Just did but it don't make sense to me. Here is what I got, what should I use?

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep screensa
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric
Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii gnome-screensaver 3.2.0-0ubuntu1 GNOME screen saver and locker
ii screensaver-default-images 0.2-1 Wallpapers for image processing screensavers
ii xscreensaver-data 5.14-1ubuntu1 data files to be shared among screensaver frontends
ii xscreensaver-gl 5.14-1ubuntu1 GL(Mesa) screen hacks for xscreensaver
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

Pasted the command again and did as it suggested and here is the result after it said the 'ii' program was not installed I typed in what it said to type in: sudo apt-get install ii (I seperated the text and put 4 xxxx's in front of the result of the command so you could find it easier.

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep screensa
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$: command not found
Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii gnome-screensaver 3.2.0-0ubuntu1 GNOME screen saver and locker
ii screensaver-default-images 0.2-1 Wallpapers for image processing screensavers
ii xscreensaver-data 5.14-1ubuntu1 data files to be shared among screensaver frontends
ii xscreensaver-gl 5.14-1ubuntu1 GL(Mesa) screen hacks for xscreensaver
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ No LSB modules are available.
No: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Distributor ID:Ubuntu
Distributor: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Description:Ubuntu 11.10
Description:Ubuntu: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Release:11.10
Release:11.10: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Codename:oneiric
Codename:oneiric: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
No command 'Linux' found, did you mean:
 Command 'linux' from package 'user-mode-linux' (universe)
Linux: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ ii gnome-screensaver 3.2.0-0ubuntu1 GNOME screen saver and locker
The program 'ii' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ii
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ ii screensaver-default-images 0.2-1 Wallpapers for image processing screensavers
The program 'ii' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ii
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ ii xscreensaver-data 5.14-1ubuntu1 data files to be shared among screensaver frontends
The program 'ii' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
sudo apt-get install ii
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ ii xscreensaver-gl 5.14-1ubuntu1 GL(Mesa) screen hacks for xscreensaver
bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

XXXXmargaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ sudo apt-get install ii
[sudo] password for margaretmackintosh:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-3.0.0-12 linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  ii
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 13.9 kB of archives.
After this operation, 94.2 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ oneiric/universe ii i386 1.6-1 [13.9 kB]
Fetched 13.9 kB in 0s (17.0 kB/s)
Selecting previously deselected package ii.
(Reading database ... 250651 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking ii (from .../apt/archives/ii_1.6-1_i386.deb) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Setting up ii (1.6-1) ...
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; dpkg -l | grep screensa
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$: command not found
Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
ii gnome-screensaver 3.2.0-0ubuntu1 GNOME screen saver and locker
ii screensaver-default-images 0.2-1 Wallpapers for image processing screensavers
ii xscreensaver-data 5.14-1ubuntu1 data files to be shared among screensaver frontends
ii xscreensaver-gl 5.14-1ubuntu1 GL(Mesa) screen hacks for xscreensaver
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ No LSB modules are available.
No: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Distributor ID:Ubuntu
Distributor: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Description:Ubuntu 11.10
Description:Ubuntu: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Release:11.10
Release:11.10: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Codename:oneiric
Codename:oneiric: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ Linux margaret-Z62FM 3.0.0-16-generic #29-Ubuntu SMP Tue Feb 14 12:49:42 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
No command 'Linux' found, did you mean:
 Command 'linux' from package 'user-mode-linux' (universe)
Linux: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ ii gnome-screensaver 3.2.0-0ubuntu1 GNOME screen saver and locker

Could someone tell me if I now need to do something else or do I have a screensaver now?

Can anyone tell me what I should do now or is the screensaver installed?

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #16

I just checked my Ubuntu 10.04 and 11.04, and your #13 is like mine, except version number. That would make me think that the screensaver in installed. Try the command on #3 gnome-screensaver-preferences to see what happens. I have no idea about #14. Maybe others can help.

I am not sure what 'command on #3 gnome-screensaver-preferences to try. Just a dummy here. Please advise.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #18

Sorry about not being clear. The #3 or #17, etc. is the number to the right of each comment, answer, or information request.

Copy and paste this command in terminal.
 gnome-screensaver-preferences

There are no dummies using Linux. We all are learning something new.

Hi Michael,

I did as you suggested. Came up 'command not found'.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2012 16:15:47 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> Sorry about not being clear. The #3 or #17, etc. is the number to the
> right of each comment, answer, or information request.
>
> Copy and paste this command in terminal.
> gnome-screensaver-preferences
>
> There are no dummies using Linux. We all are learning something new.
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

I again put in the command gnome-screensaver-preferences. Again it said 'command not found'. Then I just put in the command gnome-screensaver and this is what I got:

** (gnome-screensaver:3005): WARNING **: screensaver already running in this session

But, I still don't know how to get the screensaver up to be able to chose what I want to use as a screen-saver. So it must be installed and running, I just can't find it. There are no numbers to the right of any line in this copy of Ubuntu. Sure would be nice if the screensaver was available to use instead of hidden somewhere.

Anyone have any suggestions on where to look for the screensaver and how to get it to work so I can choose a 'saver'. Actually the terminal said it was running but it has not came on yet. Even though I have left the laptop running awhile.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #22

What happens if you put is terminal sudo gnome-screensaver-preferences ? I just did, a slightly different screen came up. Maybe someone else can help you, I have reached the end of my knowledge. Good luck!

Hi,

Just did as you suggested. Here is what came up:

[sudo] password for margaretmackintosh:

with cursor at the end.

Then I got a fresh terminal up and just put in 'gnome-screesaver-preferences? This is what came up:
gnome-screensaver-preferences?: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

So then I tried just 'gnome-screensaver-preferences', and this came up:

gnome-screensaver-preferences: command not found
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

Well, you certainly have more knowledge then me. There is 'Screenshot'. But, isn't that just to catch pictures of things from different web sites? Still trying to find a answer. Thanks a lot for all your help. Is there any way to 'show' 'hidden' packages? I think the screensaver must be hidden, since I cannot find it.

Margaret

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #24

I am using Ubuntu 11.04, you Ubuntu 11.10. Should be similar.
Go to "Home Folder" --- "View" --- "Show Hidden Files" --- ".xscreensaver getimage.cache"
What is in that folder? Mine has, almost complete page, of screensaver descriptions. I think, if there is nothing there, or no .xscreensaver getimage.cache, you have no screensavers. Not sure why. Something may be corrupted. Please tell how you installed 11.10, Upgrade or Live CD. If a Live CD did you check MD5Sum? Yes 'screenshot' just copies whatever in on the screen.

Hi Michael,

Went to 'Home Folder', then to 'View', then to 'Show Hidden Files'. There is no 'xscreensaver getimage.cache'. There is 'cache'. Opened it but nothing in it about screensavers. So guess I don't have one.

I had Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. From the Ubuntu web site I downloaded Ubuntu11.04, then wrote to a Blank DVD and from that installed it. To download it I downloaded "Ubuntu11.04-desktop-i386.iso BitTorrent", a Alternate Download. By doing the 'BitTorrent' download, instead of taking over 16 hours to download, with '58 Peers' helping, it only took a half hour or a hour to do so. In the area I live in the Internet Service is slow to very slow at times. Then installed from the DVD. Since this time whenever the 'Update Manager' came up with files to "Update", I updated the files. At one point had to 'Restart' the laptop, so that must of been when I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, as I actually thought I still had 'Ubuntu 11.04"... Also that is when I quit having a screensaver, even though the Synaptic Package Manager shows that a screensaver is installed. That's the only place a screensaver is mentioned. Not in my 'system settings' or anywhere else as far as I can tell. Then when I am in the Package Manager there are 2 choices to get packages, I forget what they are but never quite sure which one I should use.

One thing I did like about using the 'BitTorrent download' is that I did not lose anything in changing systems, as after it finished the download it uploaded all my previous files. I had saved my husbands and my home folders on a Blank DVD, but as it turned out I didn't need to. Even my mail client Mozzila Thunderbird was uploaded with all addresses and connections.

In the Synaptic Package Manager there are several different screensaver packages available, but I don't know which one I should use. There are 3 or 4 screeensaver packages that it says are already installed. But, like I said I cannot find them anywhere else. Any other suggestions. I really do appreciate all the help, even though it has turned out that I probably don't have a screensaver installed.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 04:10:50 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> I am using Ubuntu 11.04, you Ubuntu 11.10. Should be similar.
> Go to "Home Folder" --- "View" --- "Show Hidden Files" --- ".xscreensaver getimage.cache"
> What is in that folder? Mine has, almost complete page, of screensaver descriptions. I think, if there is nothing there, or no .xscreensaver getimage.cache, you have no screensavers. Not sure why. Something may be corrupted. Please tell how you installed 11.10, Upgrade or Live CD. If a Live CD did you check MD5Sum? Yes 'screenshot' just copies whatever in on the screen.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Hi again,

I just did a 'File Search' for 'screensaver'. Boy, got a whole long list of Highlighter and ones that weren't highlighted screensavers. I click on one that read 'gnome-screensaver-dialog' Folder: /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver 60.1kg executable, Day was Monday. What I got was a box that read inside "Could not open document gnome-screensaver-dialog, There is no installed viewer capable of displaying the document". So what viewer do I need to install that would be capable of displaying the document?

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 04:10:50 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> I am using Ubuntu 11.04, you Ubuntu 11.10. Should be similar.
> Go to "Home Folder" --- "View" --- "Show Hidden Files" --- ".xscreensaver getimage.cache"
> What is in that folder? Mine has, almost complete page, of screensaver descriptions. I think, if there is nothing there, or no .xscreensaver getimage.cache, you have no screensavers. Not sure why. Something may be corrupted. Please tell how you installed 11.10, Upgrade or Live CD. If a Live CD did you check MD5Sum? Yes 'screenshot' just copies whatever in on the screen.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #27

http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-ubuntu.html http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver/FrequentlyAskedQuestions

Study above sites. May help. It might help to uninstall and reinstall the screensaver packages you have. I have gnome-screensaver installed, plus some xscreensaver, that are compatible with gnome.
No installed viewer. ????? Will look into that.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #28

Split at ubuntu.html #### http://live.gnome

Hi,

Told you I was a dummy. What do you mean by "Split at ubuntu.html #### http://live.gnome"? Is this something I put in the terminal or the last into the location bar? I will check out the links in your other email. Thanks for still trying to help.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:15:44 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> Split at ubuntu.html #### http://live.gnome
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Hi,

I clicked on the first link and this is what I got:

Sorry, the page you were looking for in this blog does not exist.
Then I clicked the second link and got a whole bunch of stuff:
Frequently Asked Questions about gnome-screensaver
Contents
Frequently Asked Questions about gnome-screensaver
Why gnome-screensaver, what happened to xscreensaver?
Have you read and understood http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/toolkits.html?
Can I use xscreensaver "hacks" with gnome-screensaver?
How come my xscreensaver "hacks" don't show up in the gnome-screensaver configuration tool?
Why doesn't the screensaver preferences tool allow me to change the settings for the theme?
What
 about settings for themes that are hardware dependent? They are really
 slow on old machines and really fast on fast machines.
How can I create a new theme for a pre-existing theme engine?
The "Pictures folder" slideshow theme looks for images in ~/Pictures. Why isn't that translated into my language?
How can I switch users from the screensaver unlock dialog?
Can I have a logout button on the screensaver unlock dialog?
Does gnome-screensaver support display power management features?
Why does the screensaver unlock dialog always think my password is invalid?
Why doesn't my screen lock when I'm logged in as root?
I'm developing an application that has a fullscreen mode. Is there a way that I can disable the screensaver?
I'm a systems administrator. How can I set policies for all users of my system?
Is there a way to perform actions when the screensaver activates or deactivates? Or when the session becomes idle?
How can I remove some themes from the list of themes shown in the preferences?
Something has gone wrong. What can I do?
Can I embed an on-screen keyboard for use with mobile devices?
I want to write a screensaver theme, how do I do that?
Why gnome-screensaver, what happened to xscreensaver?
gnome

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
and on to each subject that is listed. I haven't checked all of these out yet but will after I send this. Feel like maybe finally getting somewhere. Will start reading. Thank you for the helpful links. If there is anything specific you see in the above, could you let me know? Thanks again.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:10:52 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-
> ubuntu.html
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
>
> Study above sites. May help. It might help to uninstall and reinstall the screensaver packages you have. I have gnome-screensaver installed, plus some xscreensaver, that are compatible with gnome.
> No installed viewer. ????? Will look into that.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Hi again,

Well, I just read quite a lot of the results I emailed you regarding your second link. To most people it is probably understandable. But to me, it is like a new language, I don't know what it is talking about. Think I understand a little then it completely confuses me. So if you have any more suggestions about this, I could use the help.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Sun, 25 Mar 2012 17:10:52 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-
> ubuntu.html
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
>
> Study above sites. May help. It might help to uninstall and reinstall the screensaver packages you have. I have gnome-screensaver installed, plus some xscreensaver, that are compatible with gnome.
> No installed viewer. ????? Will look into that.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #32

When I put links in they were separated. When read in here, they were together. In rereading #28 I can see your confusion, please disregard #28. They should read.
http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-ubuntu.html

http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver/FrequentlyAskedQuestions

Today I have gone the first link two times. It worked. Why it did not open, for you, I have no clue. I also tried copy and paste the link to my home page. It also worked. Another way to get to site is: Google "web upd8" Then click on: "Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot ~ Web ..."
If you get there, scroll down to "No screensaver in Gnome 3.2". Go on down and follow instructions to install "xsceensaver" or "gnome screensaver" I use gnome, but either will work. Also note, if it gives a problem, you may have to uninstall one or both screensavers, and reinstall. All instructions are there. On down, probably be good to "Install Synaptic"
On second link, a list of questions. Read questions. If you think any apply to this problem, scroll down for answer.
Sometimes I get a little down, about Ubuntu's problems, like this. I have a friend, with two teenagers, three computers. They have Windows, hundreds of virus and malware, that I help them with. Makes me like Ubuntu. It is like a new language, Keep digging!

Hi Michael,

I did as you suggested. I Googled "web upd8", got a bunch of stuff. Bookmarked it for future reference. I then clicked 'Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 11.10 etc..' I scrolled down to No screensaver in Gnome 3.2".. In a terminal I put in what it said and here is what I got:

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ sudo apt-get remove xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra
[sudo] password for margaretmackintosh:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for margaretmackintosh:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package xscreensaver is not installed, so not removed
Package xscreensaver-data-extra is not installed, so not removed
Package xscreensaver-gl-extra is not installed, so not removed
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-3.0.0-12 linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

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I then type in a terminal: sudo rm /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command, pressed Enter and the first line came up in following. Then typed in sudo apt-get install gnome-screensaver , after the first line the rest is from this command.

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ sudo rm /usr/bin/gnome-screensaver-command
[sudo] password for margaretmackintosh:
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-screensaver
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
gnome-screensaver is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-3.0.0-12 linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

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Only thing that reads different is "gnome-screensaver is already the newest version". To me that means that it must be installed, am I assuming correctly?

Also tried to install Synaptic, this is what I got:

margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$ sudo apt-get install synaptic
[sudo] password for margaretmackintosh:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
synaptic is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-3.0.0-12 linux-headers-3.0.0-12-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
margaretmackintosh@margaret-Z62FM:~$

I do have 'Synaptic Package Manager' installed. That is what I said in one of my earlier info's that it says I do have screensavers. I just cannot open or locate them.

My son got me this laptop for Christmas several years ago, it is a LinuxCertified. Of course with Linux. He doesn't want his mother to have to deal with Windows, etc....

What to do now? More reading. Will try uninstalling the installed Screensaver and then reinstall the gnome version I think and if that still does not work maybe install the xscreensaver.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 18:05:53 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> When I put links in they were separated. When read in here, they were together. In rereading #28 I can see your confusion, please disregard #28. They should read.
> http://www.webupd8.org/2011/10/things-to-tweak-after-installing-ubuntu.html
>
> http://live.gnome.org/GnomeScreensaver/FrequentlyAskedQuestions
>
> Today I have gone the first link two times. It worked. Why it did not open, for you, I have no clue. I also tried copy and paste the link to my home page. It also worked. Another way to get to site is: Google "web upd8" Then click on: "Things To Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot ~ Web ..."
> If you get there, scroll down to "No screensaver in Gnome 3.2". Go on down and follow instructions to install "xsceensaver" or "gnome screensaver" I use gnome, but either will work. Also note, if it gives a problem, you may have to uninstall one or both screensavers, and reinstall. All instructions are there. On down, probably be good to "Install Synaptic"
> On second link, a list of questions. Read questions. If you think any apply to this problem, scroll down for answer.
> Sometimes I get a little down, about Ubuntu's problems, like this. I have a friend, with two teenagers, three computers. They have Windows, hundreds of virus and malware, that I help them with. Makes me like Ubuntu. It is like a new language, Keep digging!
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #34

To me that means that it must be installed, am I assuming correctly? Yes.

I do have 'Synaptic Package Manager' installed. Yes.

What to do now? More reading. Yes.

It is late tonight, will look more tomorrow.

Hi Michael,

In the Synaptic Package Manager:
I did as you suggested and uninstalled all screen-saver packages that was installed. I then MARKED all GNOME screensaver packages for install and installed them but still could not get the screensaver to be shown as installed.

Then I marked most of the xscreensaver packages to be installed and when I clicked 'Apply', I got a box that said 'gnome screensaver would need be be uninstalled'. So I removed all those packages and installed xscreensaver packages. By doing this I now have a Screensaver. But, in order to get it to work I had to add a couple more xscreensaver packages that I wasn't sure about. But, now it does show a 'Screensaver' in the Installed packages on the Dashboard, where I can get at it.

So, I thank you very very much for all your help and advice. This did the trick. Thanks again.

#32 is the answer that helped solve my problem but there is no 'This Solved My Problem' button at the bottom. So sending this instead.

michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #37

Glad it worked. The question shows as solved. You are welcome. #35 and #36 make effort on this end worthwhile. Thanks.

Hi,

You're welcome. I am very glad that you gave me the help you did and thank you again.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:15:45 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> Glad it worked. The question shows as solved. You are welcome. #35 and
> #36 make effort on this end worthwhile. Thanks.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

Hi Michael,

The screensaver question was solved. I just used this link to ask a question on Lauchpad since I was unable to open it online due to some bug or other. Also cannot log into Ubuntu One, keeps saying there is a problem. Wanted to use it to back up my files but cannot even logon.

Margaret

> To: <email address hidden>
> From: <email address hidden>
> Subject: Re: [Question #190652]: Says screen saver installed but cannot find it anywhere
> Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 18:15:45 +0000
>
> Your question #190652 on gnome-screensaver in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-screensaver/+question/190652
>
> michael posted a new comment:
> Glad it worked. The question shows as solved. You are welcome. #35 and
> #36 make effort on this end worthwhile. Thanks.
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you asked the question.

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