Loki Oh, let's just install a screensaver ...

Discussion in 'Software & Applications' started by Michel Clasquin-JOhnson, May 10, 2018.

  1. Michel Clasquin-JOhnson

    Michel Clasquin-JOhnson Thread Starter
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    Elementary OS does not include a screensaver application, and yes, I agree they are a bit obsolete. They still are fun, though.

    Here's how to have a screensaver available when you want it, without clogging up your system with the whole xscreensaver paraphenalia.

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    Download the MatrixGL code here: https://sourceforge.net/projects/matrixgl/files/
    decompress the file and open a terminal in the folder this creates
    Now type the following commands

    sudo apt install mesa-common-dev libgl1-mesa-dev libglu1-mesa-dev
    ./configure --without-xscreensaver
    make
    sudo make install


    Now to run the screensaver, just assign the following custom command to a hot corner (Applications menu | System settings| Desktop | Hot corners)

    matrixgl -F

    Welcome to the matrix ...
     
  2. Artificial Intelligence

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    Shouldn't this be moved to howtos/guides/Tutorials forums?
     

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