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Re: Screen Saver Not Funny



On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 02:13 +0200, Albert A. Modderkolk wrote:
> On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 19:36 -0400, Charles E. "Rick" Taylor, IV wrote:
> > On Tue, 2005-09-20 at 09:41 -0500, Les Mikesell wrote:
> > 
> > [BSOD screensaver]
> > 
> > > It is a lot funnier after you realize that the crash screens are
> > > from other operating systems, not Linux...
> > 
> > Not so fast.  "man bsod" shows:
> > 
> > "bsod steps through a set of screens, each one a recreation of a
> > different failure mode of an operating system.  Systems depicted
> > include Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows NT, MS-DOS, AmigaDOS 1.3,
> > Linux, SCO UNIX, BSD UNIX, HPUX, Solaris, VMS, HVX/GCOS6,  IBM  OS/390,
> > MacOS (MacsBug, Bomb, Sad Mac, and OSX), Atari ST, Apple ][+, and NCD X
> > Terminals."
> > 
> > You can also use the preview option under Preferences/screensaver to see
> > the Linux "crash".
> > 
> > For me, it was creepy to see a Guru Meditation error on my Linux box. :)
> > 
> > -- 
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
> > *  Charles E. "Rick" Taylor, IV <charletiv gmail com>
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
> > *  Web: http://www.rickandpatty.com
> > --------------------------------------------------------------------
> > 
> 
> Where are those files???  When I do Desktop->Preferences->Screensaver
> (FC4 Gnome) all I get is an empty list :-(
> 

The base install only puts on the base package. (blank/power down
monitor) 
    xscreensaver-base-4.21-4

You need to install the following to add the choices.
    xscreensaver-extras-4.21-4
    xscreensaver-gl-extras-4.21-4

The gl options adds the 3D screensavers and if you are not running a 3D
compatible video card/driver may cause X lockups.


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