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How to install screensavers in Fedora 20

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Fedora 20, Xfce comes with no screensavers pre-installed  photo piangry.gif Just take a look.

Menu > Settings > Setting > Settings Manager

screensaver1

If you click on Settings Manager, this screen will open.

screensaver2

If you click on Screensaver, you’ll get this an empty screen to pick your screensaver from  photo pigrin.gif

screensaver3

Well ain’t that just prime  photo emo.gif

Let’s fix this!

Fire up terminal and type:

su

After you have typed your password, type either one off the commands below:

This command for the earlier Fedora versions until 21:

yum install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras xscreensaver-extras-base xscreensaver-gl-base xscreensaver-gl-extras

This command for the Fedora versions from 22:

dnf install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras xscreensaver-extras-base xscreensaver-gl-base xscreensaver-gl-extras

After a while you will be asked if you want to continue, press

y

And you are done!

If you open the screen now, you will see this.

screensaver4

While I am not a fan of the Matrix movies, I do like this screensaver. It just makes me feel more geeky photo heart.gif!

I found the code for installing the screensavers here.

(Remember, you can always do the cliccie for a larger piccie  photo puh2.gif)

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4 thoughts on “How to install screensavers in Fedora 20

  1. Excellent. I used it in fedora 23 and works perfectly. Than you!

  2. knoppix@Microknoppix:~$ install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras xscreensaver-extras-base xscreensaver-gl-base xscreensaver-gl-extras
    install: target `xscreensaver-gl-extras’ is not a directory

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