Friday, August 22, 2014

Screensavers on Peppermint 5

I'm back (tomorrow is my birthday, very excited).

I found that Peppermint 5 does not have screen savers - it uses a program called light-locker instead. But what if you prefer having a screen saver? Here is how to do it:

Click Menu >> Accessories >> Terminal
type:
sudo apt purge light-locker light-locker-settings
press <ENTER>
type your sudo password and press <ENTER> again

then type in:
sudo apt install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra
and press <ENTER>
It will install.

Now, let's make it autorun:

Open a Terminal, Menu >> Accessories >> Terminal
Type in:
sudo gedit /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop
press <ENTER>, type in your sudo password, press <ENTER>

and then place inside it the following information:

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

Save and close the file.

Choose a screensaver that you like:
To activate go to Menu >> System >> Screensaver

(to make things easier, you can copy and paste commands into the Terminal, after copying you can right click inside Terminal then left click on paste)