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Screen Saver Similiar to Xscreensaver in Ubuntu?
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2010, 21:52    Post subject:  Screen Saver Similiar to Xscreensaver in Ubuntu?
Subject description: Picture Slideshow Screensaver for Puppy 0.42 or Puppy 4.3.1?
 

Is there a picture slideshow screen saver similiar to Xscreensaver as used in Ubuntu for Puppy 0.42 or Puppy 4.3.1?

If so, what is the packaged called? Where do I find it?
Do I have enough resources to run such a program?

I am running Puppy 0.42 (installed) on Compaq Presario 1200 with 182 mg RAM (70MB used according to 'Hard Info' data). Processor is Intel Celeron (Coppermine). Puppy 0.42 runs flawlessly.
On occasion I run Puppy 4.3.1 from Live CD on same machine. Puppy 4.3.1 also runs flawlessly.

Thank you for your time to answer.

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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2010, 22:02    Post subject:  

PS I attempt to use this suggestion for an application and associated site but I am unable to log on to access it. Suggestions for how to log on this site?

http://puppylinux.asia/members/Puppyluvr/My_Pets/xscreensaver-5.07-i686.pet
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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Thu 18 Feb 2010, 23:40    Post subject:  

Thank you, I was able to sign into http://puppylinux.asia/members/Puppyluvr/My_Pets/xscreensaver-5.07-i686.pet and download the screen saver package. The user name is 'puppy' and the password is 'linux'. I'll go see if I can apply the package now. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Fri 19 Feb 2010, 14:29    Post subject:  

Xscreensaver download installed on Puppy system.
An error message appears saying:

"xscreensaver-demo is running as user "root" on host "puppypc". But the xscreensaver managing display ":0.0" is running as user "nobody" on host "puppypc".
Since they are differnet users, they won't be reading/writing the same ~/.xscreensaver file, so xscreensaver-demo isn't going to work right.
You should either re-run xscreensaver-demo as "nobody", or re-run xscreensaver as "root"."

Also, there is a screen message that says: "directory can't be found".

I must assume that some kind of 'terminal' command is given to solve this? I am new to using a 'terminal'.
Can someone kindly tell me 1) Am I correct in assuming that a terminal command is what I need to fix this? 2) What is the command(s)?

Thank you again for your time.

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Feb 2010, 15:56    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
That comes from Puppy running as root, it will work if you click "restart the xscreensaver daemon now"...But it has no slideshow...I made it like 2 years ago...needs updating...
The puppy basic screensaver pet in the same folder does a slideshow of /usr/share/backgrounds by default...But the .pet is messed up: So I repackaged it to install correctly, (I hope LOL)
Anyone wanna give it a test??

Edit: hold on it failed my test LOL be back

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Sky Aisling


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Feb 2010, 21:44    Post subject:  

Thank you Puppyluvr! I've tried everything I can think of to get Xscreensaver to run including trying to run the command xhost +localhost before launching xscreensaver. I found that suggestion at:http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#root-fail.
It didn't work.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb 2010, 00:47    Post subject:  

hi puppylover when I rub your xscreensaver package I get
depending on command-line options or the ~/.xscreensaver file.

Options include:

-display host:dpy.screen which display to use
-root draw to the root window
-verbose print diagnostics
-images / -no-images whether to allow image file loading
-video / -no-video whether to allow video grabs
-desktop / -no-desktop whether to allow desktop screen grabs
-directory <path> where to find image files to load
-file <filename> load this image file

The XScreenSaver Control Panel (xscreensaver-demo) lets you set the
defaults for these options in your ~/.xscreensaver file.


but the xscreensaver-demo won't run because of a missing glade file
could not load "xscreensaver-demo.gladexscreensaver-demo.glade22"
from /usr/share/xscreensaver/glade/ or current directory.

the glade file wasn't included.
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Feb 2010, 01:33    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
Yea, thats why "fontglide" dont work Very Happy I had no idea what I was doing when I made that...LOL
I have compiled 5.08 [with GL support), but havn`t put it up yet...
I just did 5.07 because xscreensavers wasnt available for puppy yet, and I SO wanted to be the first one to put it on Puppy..LOL But it is really rough....But hey, it WORKED!!! I was thrilled...As I have progressed, (with help, aka from You, BruceB, ect, and tearing apart others work...LOL) I look at the things I did before and laugh...I promise not to release any more broken s$%^ OK?...LOL...But it does work, just not perfect...On mine, ( 5.08 ) with GL support, I included the RSS modules too..If I only had a better graphics card....
Hey, we all gotta learn somehow....

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Mar 2010, 20:16    Post subject:  

So guys, I'm to understand from the above posts that there isn't a picture slideshow type of screensaver available for Puppy. Right?

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PostPosted: Sun 07 Mar 2010, 21:18    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello,
I dug one up, and am repackaging it for Puppy...
ATM it is half finished...
It creates a menu entry in "Desktop" called "Slideshow" and uses /usr/share/backgrounds as its source. It includes the SDL libs it needs...
It will place an editable "call" script in /root...( type "slideshow" into a terminal to see the available options..)

It is not a screensaver, as it must by called from the menu.. I`m still working on the "mouse / keyboard activity" script to turn it into a screensaver.. When I finish it I will post it as a separate pet and / or combined with this one...

For now launch it from the menu, and close it by pressing "esc"..

Any testers???
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PostPosted: Thu 27 May 2010, 07:22    Post subject: quick test  

Puppyluvr, I've just installed your .pet and it all seems to run well, but I'm not sure how to change the photo stream. Checked the options in rxvt, but still not sure how to change these options.

Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri 05 Nov 2010, 21:18    Post subject: Screensaver "Thanks"
Subject description: Really a Super Nice Add-On For Puppy 511
 

Puppyluvr... Just wanted to say "Thank You" for your time and effort making this Super program for Puppy. I use it on 511 and it works great right from the download you provide on this page. I might add... it's people like yourself that keep Puppy alive and interesting. I have used many different distros in the past year but honestly, Puppy is without doubt, the best of them all... even right up to the date of this post! It does everything all the others did and then some...
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Dec 2010, 12:50    Post subject:  

@Puppyluvr,
Your sllideshow Pet is looking good! How is the work coming to make it into a screen saver? Anyway I can help make that happen?

I tested it on Puppy 4.3.1 running on Toshiba 2805-S401 with 254 RAM

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PostPosted: Tue 28 Dec 2010, 16:21    Post subject: Screensaver for puppy 5.11
Subject description: Any news on this becoming a good puppy screensaver?
 

Hi Puppyluvr,
I've downloaded your .pet and it works really well in my Puppy 511 thanks for this! Very Happy
This would be great as screensaver in future puppies. How far are you on with making it work from mouse / keyboard activity?

If you need any testers please let me know and I'll gladly help.

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PostPosted: Sat 05 Mar 2011, 15:44    Post subject:  

i think we need a whole new screensaver package for puppy...
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