Thursday, January 17, 2013

Installing Electricsheep Screensaver on Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal Linux

Electricsheep is an outstanding screen saver for Ubuntu. It can be easily installed and configured using xscreensaver on Ubuntu Quantal Quetzal Linux.

First install the software:

% sudo apt-get install xscreensaver electricsheep

Edit your .xscreensaver options file and add electricsheep so xscreensaver can find it.

% egrep electricsheep .xscreensaver
GL: electricsheep --root 1 \n\


Add xscreensaver to your startup applications. Select the System Tools > Preferences > Startup Applications and add the application. The command is:

xscreensaver -nosplash

Update the screen saver and power settings settings. Select the System Tools > Preferences > Screensaver. Or you can run the command:

xscreensaver-demo

Log out and log back in to complete the installation.

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