GL Screensavers Disabled??

Howard Coles Jr. dhcolesj at
Tue Jun 6 22:56:39 BST 2006

On Tuesday 06 June 2006 2:38 pm, Roger Haxton wrote:
> On Tuesday June 6 2006 13:45, Dave Vincenty wrote:
> > Regarding my complaints about disappearing screen savers... I am still
> > seriously hoping somebody on this mailing list has a solution.
> >
> > I know when I upgraded to Dapper Drake, a lot of stuff was uninstalled
> > and a lot of stuff was installed.  I've tried looking at the
> > repositories... and I've tried doing "apt-get build-dep -f xscreensaver"
> > from the command line... I still don't know where my favorite screen
> > savers have gone.
> >
> > As for screen savers I thought I didn't have, I've discovered "GLMatrix"
> > and "Flying Toasters" by Jamie Zawinski back in my list again... so
> > that's a good sign.
> Here's a really fun fact.  I am missing the same screensavers in KDE.
> However, if I login to GNOME bouncing cow, BSOD, phosphor, to name some
> (and two of my favourites, BTW) are there in GNOME on the same box. 
> Somehow, they just aren't being seen by the KDE screensaver applet.

All you need to do, or at least all I had to do, to get them all back is 
install the various xscreensaver packages, along with rss-glx.  Make sure you 
install the xscreensaver package because evidently it has what KDE needs to 
see "glmatrix" and others even though the files are installed with the 
kdescreensaver package.

See Ya'
Howard Coles Jr.
John 3:16!

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