gnome-screensaver as background?

Lowell Gilbert lgusenet at
Mon Nov 14 14:55:58 GMT 2005

Tim Jones <tim at> writes:

> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> > Tim Jones <tim at> writes:
> >
> >>Is it possible to use gnome-screensaver as a desktop background? I.e.,
> >>on the root window with no screen blanking and no locking.
> > It's certainly possible to do that directly with the graphics hacks.
> Any more clues? Do you mean the xscreensaver-gnome-hacks port? How?

See the documentation.
I don't use the gnome version, but I have the following running at the
moment, which is the kind of thing you're looking for:
/usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver-hacks/hypercube -root -background midnightBlue

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