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Ginta
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: mate-screensaver: Missing all xscreensavers Reply with quote

I recently installed MATE to try it, and I admit I am starting to fall in love with it, but there is a thing that is annoying me a lot. Even I have the xscreensavers installed (like my favorite pacman screensaver), when I try to chose one, none of them appears in the list, just 4 or 5 that MATE bundles.

Looking at the ebuild, I see:

Code:

src_configure() {
        mate_src_configure \
                --enable-locking \
                --with-kbd-layout-indicator \
                --with-xf86gamma-ext \
                --with-xscreensaverdir=/usr/share/xscreensaver/config \
                --with-xscreensaverhackdir=/usr/$(get_libdir)/misc/xscreensaver \
(...)


And of course, /usr/share/xscreensaver/config contains all the xml I expected (and the ones I had on xfce, which is still installed atm), furthermore, I have the opengl use flag enabled, as of:

Code:
[ebuild   R    ] mate-extra/mate-screensaver-1.18.1::gentoo  USE="X consolekit libnotify opengl pam -debug -systemd"


Is this a bug on the ebuild, or somewhere else, or am I missing something?
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is also the case on other platforms with mate, I thought this was intentional. You'd probably have to ask a mate developer though for confirmation.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For the moment, I did some research, and I found that if you place some .desktop files under
Code:
/usr/share/applications/screensavers
belonging to xscreensaver ones, then you can run it.

In my case, I found the pacman.desktop since I can't live without that screensaver.

The problem is that, when emerging xscreensaver, those desktop files will not be installed in Gentoo, so I found them over the internet.

Hint: If you place them and they are not listed, is likely because the executable full path is wrong (in case the file is copied from the internet).

Hint2: For the example, and working on mate, this is my pacman.desktop file:

Code:

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Pacman
Name[es]=Pacman
Comment=Simulates a game of Pac-Man on a randomly-created level. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pac-Man Written by Edwin de Jong.
Exec=/usr/lib64/misc/xscreensaver/pacman -root
TryExec=/usr/lib64/misc/xscreensaver/pacman
StartupNotify=false
Terminal=false
Type=Application
Categories=Screensaver;
OnlyShowIn=MATE;

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat. I'm gonna have to give that a try. Floating mate logos is getting kindof boring. Thanks
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