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To replace gnome-screensaver with xscreensaver:

1. Turn off gnome-screensaver.

Open ``System / Preferences / Screensaver'' and uncheck both boxes.

2: Stop gnome-screensaver from launching at login.

Run the command:

gconftool-2 --type boolean -s \


screensaver/start_screensaver \


Or, just uninstall the "gnome-screensaver" package entirely.

3: Launch xscreensaver at login.

Open ``System / Preferences / Sessions / Startup Programs''. Click ``Add'' and type ``xscreensaver''.

4: Tell Preferences to use the xscreensaver configurator.

Edit /usr/share/applications/gnome-screensaver-preferences.desktop and change the Exec= line to say


5: Make ``System / Quit / Lock Screen'' use xscreensaver.

Run the command:

sudo ln -sf /usr/bin/xscreensaver-command \