Fix This! – Get xscreensaver Back AND working in Gnome!

This one is pretty simple but I had to share it, since so many distros, even the big Debian based ones such as Mint, remove the screensaver, despite having an entry for it in settings? Odd, for sure. To get the trusty ol’ xscreensaver back, perform the following steps:

In the Terminal:

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

Then we need to set xscreensaver to run (silently) on startup. Head to Settings > Startup Applications (or the equivalent menu):


That’s it!

Configure how you like, and if you have any issues, please leave them in the comments below.

Till next time,



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