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How can I activate/configure a screensaver in Wayland/GNOME?

asked 2017-05-30 11:24:34 -0500

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updated 2017-05-30 12:39:10 -0500

I am using Fedora 25 with Wayland and GNOME. (How) Can I configure a screensaver?

I assume xscreensaver does not work and I could install gnome-screensaver, but there is no configuration interface or I missed something there…

Note that I am not looking for a simple black screen or some "fade out" effect, but for a "real" screensaver showing some animation or a slideshow of your photos/images or so…

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i run cinnamon and have no problem with xscreensaver. running nvidia proprietary 381.22 and enjoying the bouncing cows from xscreensaver. Just went to my system settings, disabled built in screensaver, and set xscreensaver to autostart at login.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-05-30 11:50:21 -0500 )edit

I think the desktop envoriment does not matter that much. The important thing is: Do you use Wayland? Because I doubt xscreensaver works there… Just because it is for Xorg.

rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-05-30 11:57:41 -0500 )edit

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rugk gravatar imagerugk ( 2017-05-30 12:03:16 -0500 )edit

you are correct, i have wayland blocked, as it presented many problems for me, I also do not use gnome for the same reason. Both tend to be resource heavy. imo.

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2017-05-30 13:44:23 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-06-19 15:22:54 -0500

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So basically I could not find any real wayland-screensaver solution. There was some development and even a small demo of a Wayland screensaver (wscreensaver), but there is not a final program or maybe not even the inital implementation made it into Wayland.

In any case I did not expect that I can (of course) run apps under Wayland using XWayland. Naturally this may not last long into the future, but currently it works. I can run xscreensaver as it is expected.

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