Adding more screensavers in FC5

alan alan at
Wed Apr 19 20:12:39 UTC 2006

On Wed, 19 Apr 2006, Oldman wrote:

> On Wed, 2006-04-19 at 18:36 +0200, Ingemar Nilsson wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I recetly tried adding more screensavers by installing the
>> xscreensaver-extras and xscreensaver-gl-extras packages, but the Gnome
>> screensaver still only allows me to choose from those that come with the
>> gnome-screensaver package. I'm faily sure that I read at several sites that
>> the Gnome screensaver would recognize screensavers from the
>> xscreensaver-*-extras packages.
>> Any ideas?
>> Regards
>> Ingemar
> 	In the gnome-screensaver rpm there is a script named
> that will make the needed .desktop files
> for you.
> 	The .xml files located in /usr/share/xscreensaver/config need to be fed
> to the script so the output will be placed
> in /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes directory.
> So if you were to cd to the /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes, then
> run: /path-to/ /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/*.xml
> (you must be root to do this!).

For those who want the quick version:

cd /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes
/usr/libexec/gnome-screensaver/ \ 

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