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    Default screensaver for 12.1

    I just installed 12.1 and it is working well except I can not figure out how to setup the screen saver. Could someone explain what I am missing because I never had this problem with older versions of opensuse. Thanks.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    On 01/23/2012 07:36 PM, ralphpam wrote:
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    > I just installed 12.1 and it is working well except I can not figure out
    > how to setup the screen saver.


    the answer you need will depend on which desktop environment did you
    installed and there are too many to guess: KDE3, KDE4, Gnome2, Gnome3,
    LXDE, Xfce, and others...

    so, tell us please.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    It is the gnome version that came with the live cd so I am not sure if it is 2 or 3.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    Quote Originally Posted by ralphpam
    It is the gnome version that came with the live cd so I am not sure if
    it is 2 or 3.

    Hi
    There is no screensaver in Gnome 3.x yet.... it's been deprecated and
    hopefully will be re-introduced as a clutter one.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    Thank you. I wondered if that would be the answer.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    On 2012-01-23 21:06, malcolmlewis wrote:
    > There is no screensaver in Gnome 3.x yet.... it's been deprecated and
    > hopefully will be re-introduced as a clutter one.


    No screensaver? I wondered about that... so this is progress.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    On Mon, 23 Jan 2012 21:53:07 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > On 2012-01-23 21:06, malcolmlewis wrote:
    >> There is no screensaver in Gnome 3.x yet.... it's been deprecated and
    >> hopefully will be re-introduced as a clutter one.

    >
    > No screensaver? I wondered about that... so this is progress.


    Well, nothing like the old "flying toasters" screensaver - there is a
    screen lock, however.

    Jim



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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    On 2012-01-24 01:37, Jim Henderson wrote:
    >> No screensaver? I wondered about that... so this is progress.

    > Well, nothing like the old "flying toasters" screensaver - there is a
    > screen lock, however.


    In the fallbackmode, the black screen that substitutes the screensaver
    leaves the top bar intact, displaying login name and hour:minute. The
    screen never sleeps, never switches off the backlight, which is the crucial
    feature.

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    On Tue, 24 Jan 2012 02:18:06 +0000, Carlos E. R. wrote:

    > On 2012-01-24 01:37, Jim Henderson wrote:
    >>> No screensaver? I wondered about that... so this is progress.

    >> Well, nothing like the old "flying toasters" screensaver - there is a
    >> screen lock, however.

    >
    > In the fallbackmode, the black screen that substitutes the screensaver
    > leaves the top bar intact, displaying login name and hour:minute. The
    > screen never sleeps, never switches off the backlight, which is the
    > crucial feature.


    I've noticed DPMS doesn't work particularly well with G3 at all, even in
    'full' mode the backlight won't switch off.

    My workaround until it's fixed:

    File ~/bin/lock:

    --- snip ---

    #!/bin/bash
    gnome-screensaver-command -l
    xset +dpms
    xset dpms 5

    --- snip ---

    When I lock my desktop, I hit alt+f2 and type "lock".

    That kills the monitor persistently. I also have this issue on SLES10,
    though oddly my laptop (running 12.1 with G3) does actually turn the
    display off.

    Jim

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    Default Re: screensaver for 12.1

    On 2012-01-24 05:01, Jim Henderson wrote:

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    > My workaround until it's fixed:


    Mmmm. I only have a test partition with 12.1, I'm staying on 11.4 till the
    waters get warmer.

    But I'll take a note of your trick, thanks.


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