I'm trying to run a xscreensaver application through
gnome-screensaver engine with some custom options.
gnome-screensaver doesn't offer a simple GUI that would help to tweak a particular screensaver, I've done a little research and I found out that in order to change the settings, I'd need to create a
.desktop file in
So I copied (for example) the
phosphor.desktop file to
phosphor2.desktop in the same directory and restarted
gnome-screensaver-preferences. New instance was not found in the list in the dialog.
Irritated, I deleted my newly created
*.desktop file and edited directly the default
phosphor.desktop. Here's the fun part - it turns out that merely changing something in this file, like from
Exec=phosphor -root -scale 2
causes this particular screensaver to be REMOVED from the list. If you edit the file back to original settings, the Phosphorus screensaver is again visible.
Does anybody have an idea what might be going on there - and, ideally, an idea for a workaround? Google does not help me in this issue. The steps I've taken seem to be sufficient to add a new screensaver.
Just in case: Ubuntu 9.04, gnome-screensaver 2.28.0