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Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:28 pm
by d1a2v3i4d5
Hi

In Xscreensaver, how do I install the screensavers listed as 'Not Installed'?

Thanks,

David

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:08 pm
by d1a2v3i4d5
Erm - no replies. :cry:

Does that mean the question is so stupid people are too embarrassed to be seen replying to it, or that I've inappropriately placed it in the Beginners Section of the Forum when it belongs elsewhere... or something else?

Yes, I know the above comment sounds very slightly abrasive, but I genuinely want to know how to install extra screensavers.

Anybody? :D

David

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:31 pm
by paulie

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sudo apt-get update
apt-cache search xscreensaver*

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:59 pm
by GaryCN
To get the extra ones that may be greyed out this worked for me.
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 1:27 pm
by tmg10
GaryCN wrote:
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:59 pm
To get the extra ones that may be greyed out this worked for me.
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra
Super beginner here. Sorry for reactivating an old thread, but this post really helped me. I love all the amazing screensavers I successfully installed with these commands :) Thanks, GaryCN! Just wondering how you knew to type 'sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra'. Is there a good resource for Linux Terminal commands to help Pi beginners?

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 5:22 pm
by klricks
tmg10 wrote:
Fri May 04, 2018 1:27 pm
GaryCN wrote:
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:59 pm
To get the extra ones that may be greyed out this worked for me.
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra
Super beginner here. Sorry for reactivating an old thread, but this post really helped me. I love all the amazing screensavers I successfully installed with these commands :) Thanks, GaryCN! Just wondering how you knew to type 'sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra'. Is there a good resource for Linux Terminal commands to help Pi beginners?
You can use a package manager such as the Add / Remove software application included with Raspbian.
Search for xscreensaver and you will see a list of other addons. I think there are several more in addition to the ones listed above.

I prefer to use the Synaptic package manager as it much more functional than the one provided in Raspbian.

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sudo apt update
sudo apt install synaptic

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 am
by Stephen M
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver*

That command will install all of the screensavers every time.

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:58 pm
by klricks
Stephen M wrote:
Tue Jan 29, 2019 8:50 am
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver*

That command will install all of the screensavers every time.
No it does not...
It installs a pick-list but only the ones with a tick mark are actually installed. (About half the items in the list are not installed).
You have to install more packages to get the missing items.

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 8:09 pm
by kinchel
GaryCN wrote:
Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:59 pm
To get the extra ones that may be greyed out this worked for me.
sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra
Thanks. This worked great for me.

Re: Xscreensaver - install extra screensavers

Posted: Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:53 pm
by bigmell
ahoy,

Dont forget about rss-glx screensavers!

if you guys are running xscreensaver you need to add the rss-glx screensavers to your .xscreensaver file. In your home directory in the .xscreensaver file the rss-glx screensavers need to go in the list.

If you havent already install xscreensaver and rss-glx_install

sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data-extra xscreensaver-gl-extra rss-glx xscreensaver-screensaver-webcollage

Then there is a script you have to run to manually add the rss-glx screensavers into the ~/.xscreensaver file. First kill the xscreensaver process if it is already running

killall xscreensaver

Then run the rss-glx install script. I dont think you have to be root because .xscreensaver is in your home directory. You should already have permissions there.

/usr/bin/rss-glx_install

Now open xscreensaver and the new screensavers should be installed and checked. Restart the daemon and you should be all set

xscreensaver-demo

I realize this is years old but I am sure many are still having this problem :)