I searched for "xscreensaver ugly" and found this thread. It's a bit frightening to see that after two years of talk, there doesn't seem to be a satisfying answer to this question.Might there be any news on replacements for xscreensaver?
Is there anything at all that can be done to modify Xscreensaver's login prompt? It's so incredibly ugly, but I have found no way at all to tweak it or replace the theme of it somehow. System-wide theme settings don't seem to affect it either.
I am new in this, I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) I uninstalled gnome screensaver and got Xscreensaver working almost perfect. The only problem I am having is when my laptop is running Xscreensaver for more than 5 minutes key strokes or touch pad are not recognized so I have to hard reset my laptop to be able to work because no matter what I do Xscreensaver do not come off....
I find it very annoying that xscreensaver sometimes helpfully starts while I'm playing Urban Terror, and was wondering if there is a better way to solve this than making some script to run Urban Terror which kills xscreensaver first.
My system is Arch Linux, with xscreensaver 5.22.
I want to get rid of the xscreensaver config file in my home .xscreensaver. I read in man xscreensaver, that:
Options to xscreensaver are stored in one of two places: in a .xscreensaver file in
your home directory; or in the X resource database. If the
.xscreensaver file exists, it overrides any settings in the resource database