[CoLoCo] Ubuntu Screensavers

Kenneth D Weinert kenw at quarter-flash.com
Sun Nov 11 03:07:41 GMT 2007

Someone probably knows of a config file somewhere, but empirical
evidence shows that if you remove the "offending" program
from /usr/lib/xscreensaver then it won't show up in the list of
configurable ones and presumably it won't run then either.

It might be sufficient to chmod 0 them, but I'd guess you're more likely
to get runtime errors if you do that.

On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 19:54 -0700, John Edwards wrote:
> Hello;
> I'm looking for a way to eliminate *some* of the screensavers in
> Gnome.  I currently have it set to pick randomly from the list, but
> there are a few that do not work well on my laptop.  It simply doesn't
> have the graphical power to run them (which also means, no cool
> desktop effects, but I'm fine with that).  When they start up, the
> will bog down my system to the point where music can't even play
> clean. 
> Is there a way to keep certain ones from being used, or simply a way
> to eliminate certain ones (once I figure out which ones are too
> intense).  I've checked in Synaptic, and it appears that what is
> installed are grouped within a few packages.  I'd rather not take them
> all out, because I like the variety.  I just want to stop certain ones
> from executing.  I'm kind of hoping it's just a config file that needs
> editing. 
> John Edwards
> -- 
> Rule #1 of working in any creative field in the 21st century should
> be: Your Fans Are Not The Enemy.
> Charlie Stross.

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