Change the default screensaver from black to ubuntu logo

Brett Alton brett.jr.alton at
Wed Aug 6 13:52:18 BST 2008

On Wed, Aug 6, 2008 at 6:51 AM, Martin Pitt <martin.pitt at> wrote:
> Odysseus Flappington [2008-08-06 11:35 +0100]:
>> I've been using Ubuntu with autosuspend turned on for 2 years now, and it
>> has never inhibited the autosuspend due to CPU usage. Be it while installing
>> packages, burning cds, playing mp3s, much less showing a screensaver.
> The issue is that a running screensaver would prevent the CPU to go
> into a power-saving sleep state, not suspending the entire machine.
> Martin
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Isn't there a way we can display a small .jpg that moves around the
screen every 5 seconds? It is what Windows XP does, and I think one of
the point to this argument, which I agree with, is that it is free

e.g. When a news broadcast or TV show has computers on in the
background, quite often the screensavers are set to the original where
a small logo of Windows XP on a black background moves around every 3

This is free advertising and it reinforces the name Windows in the
public's mind.

I would say enable a very very simple Ubuntu screensaver on desktops
and a blank screen on laptops.

Brett Alton
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