Monday 3 May 2010

How to install electricsheep screen saver in Ubuntu Lucid 10.04

Electricsheep screensaver is in Ubuntus repositories. To install:

sudo apt-get install electricsheep

But for some reason it didn't work for me. Well, electripsheep was installed and run just fine. Even gnome-screensaver detected the screensaver and run a preview, but went the time came to run as a screensaver it just showed a black screen.

So, after trying a few things, what actually worked for me was. I uninstall gnome-screensaver and install xscreensaver instead from synaptic, then I started xscreensaver from the menu, system->preferences->screensaver

But xscreensaver didn't show electricsheep on the menu, I didn't know how to make it show up and I'm sure there are better ways to do this, but I just took the first screensaver option that was there for me, which was the antspotlight and click settings, once the window with the settings came up click the advance tab and in the command line delete what is there and write down "electricsheep" instead...

After that xscreensaver will detect electricsheep, and it will be in on the option in the screensavers list.


flamingspinach said...

You could also edit ~/.xscreensaver and add an entry for electricsheep after the list of all the other screensavers.

mulata said...

I tried adding it via ~/.xsreensaver and it still didn't work. Following the advice of changing XScreensaver from Advanced menu did, though. Thanks for the tip!

sunday with the giants staff: said...

Make sure you use "Save As" function and replace current ".xscreensaver" file, other you will have problems in the editor.

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