E17 and xscreensaver

I decided to try E17 on my multimedia PC. I have built Enlightenment from SBo, but there were some glitches. In stead, I decided to give Slacke17 a try. I got the packages for my architecture and installed everything as it is recommended:

 
./slacke17-install.sh max

I then logged out, run xwmconfig and selected e17.

I wanted to continue using xscreensaver, because electricsheep is just amazing. Unfortunately, I was not able to select xscreensaver from the settings menus… I googled around and came across this tutorial about it. So, following exactly what they say there, I created a file ~/.local/share/applications/screensaver-e17.desktop with the following contents:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash
Icon=xscreensaver.svg
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=true
Name=Screensaver e17
Comment=Start screensaver daemon
Type=Application
Categories=Settings;DesktopSettings;Security;
X-Ubuntu-Gettext-Domain=xscreensaver

Then I selected it as follows: Main Menu > Settings > All > Apps > Startup Application > Screensaver e17

Logged out and in and it just works :)

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One response to “E17 and xscreensaver

  1. Just a note our wiki has changed as has Bodhi linux but you can find it on the wayback machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20130721113717/http://wiki.bodhilinux.com/doku.php?id=xscreensavers_-_howto_use

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