Add Screensaver in Ubuntu 12.04

This tutorial will show you how add add/enable screensavers in Ubuntu 12.04.By default Ubuntu 12.04 only have gnome-screensaver installed,and your screen will appear black when system is idle,you can install xscreensaver to enable/add screensavers.

1.Open a terminal by pressing CTL+ALT+t

2.Uninstall gnome-screensaver using below command

sudo apt-get purge gnome-screensaver

3.Install xscreensaver using below  command

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

4.Add xscreensaver to autostart file so screensaver daemon can run in background every time you log in.

sudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop

Then add below lines to this file

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Screensaver
Type=Applicaton
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash

5.Reboot then you can open Screensaver from Dash and customize it.

5 thoughts on “Add Screensaver in Ubuntu 12.04

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  2. Jan Greeff

    It’s a disgrace, the fact that this typo has not been rectified as yet: (See “applicaton”)
    [Desktop Entry]
    Name=Screensaver
    Type=Applicaton
    Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash

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  3. dex

    You shouls imply add the application in the Autostart feature of the system management application.
    This will fix the typo issue.

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  5. joe

    This won’t do. People don’t care about ridiculous ants or spinning garbage for screensavers. We want a screensaver that displays our own photos.

    Reply

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