Is there a way go identify the name of which screensaver was last playing an xscreensaver session? A log or a variable of which screensaver played last in xscreensaver, in a scriptfile on the system? If you have it set to cycle or random.
Flyingwindows is intended for xscreensaver but it wouldn't compile. Before getting into that, on my Ubuntu 12.04, every existing xscreensaver file seems to have a binary in /usr/lib/xscreensaver and an xml file in /usr/share/screensaver/config. There's no xml file to be seen after untarring.
Here's what I did:
Copied the flyingwindows-0.2 folder into the /usr/share/xscreensaver directory.
I just discovered that xscreensaver is not functional with the lockscreen button in F17/GNOME 3.4.1. I wanted to make sure of this so I re-installed gnome-screensaver. The lockscreen button did operate correctly then. But since I want to use xscreensaver the question arises. Can the lockscreen button on the panel be made to operate when xscreensaver is installed?
XScreenSaver is the standard screen saver collection shipped on most Linux and Unix systems running the X11 Window System.
On X11 systems, XScreenSaver is two things: it is both a large collection of screen savers; and it is also the framework for blanking and locking the screen.
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Tried an upgrade for the first time, went to 12.10 from 12.04. xscreensaver is not working correctly, it comes on but only after showing a blank screen for several minutes, also I am unable to access xscreensaver from the applications. I click the icon and the screen just goes back to desktop? Tried uninstall, reinstall ... purge then reinstall?? Any ideas how I might access the controls? Thanks.