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how to enable custom text message in F16 during Screen Lock

asked 2011-11-30 17:54:52 -0600

herndz gravatar image

It seems like in Fedora 16, Screen Lock will blank the screen, and no screensaver is shown.

I used to enable screensaver that displays custom text message during Screen Lock in Fedora 14 so when I step out people can see my screen and know where I am. Now I cannot do that with Fedora 16.

Any ideas how to enable displaying of custom message during Screen Lock?

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answered 2011-12-01 01:17:19 -0600

SoumyaC gravatar image

I guess you have to still wait for sometime for getting this feature in Fedora 16. As gnome-screensaver is going to be removed from gnome3.2 onwards. Please check in this below link

Gnome mailing list

You can try and hack through this link based for xscreensaver install in Ubuntu, but I guess it may not work as gnome-screensaver is not there from Gnome3.2. But you can make your hands dirty trying it out for Fedora.

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Did you try adding the startup program as described in the link in the 2nd Paragraph -

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-12-01 13:04:56 -0600 )edit

any updates ?

SoumyaC gravatar imageSoumyaC ( 2011-12-10 04:51:39 -0600 )edit

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