Replace Gnome Screensaver with XScreenSaver on Ubuntu 12.10

XScreenSaver is both a large collection of screen savers and the framework for blanking and locking the screen. On the Linux and Unix Systems, XScreenSaver is running with X11 Windows System.

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To remove the gnome-screensaver and replace it with xscreensaver, do this:

$ sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
$ sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-gl-extra xscreensaver-data-extra

XscreenSaver also works on MAC OS X, without the X11 Window System.

Create the autostart file:

$ sudo touch /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop

Next, paste the following code lines in the /etc/xdg/autostart/screensaver.desktop file:

[Desktop Entry]
Exec=xscreensaver -nosplash

Save and Exit the file. This is all.

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