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How can i update the screensaver theme?

I am using:

$sudo gconftool-2 -t --list-type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes [screensavers-xyz]

But it doesn't seem to work. I get an error saying "Don't understand type '--list-type"

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As per the manual, try adding a data type after -t as well, like this:

gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes '[screensavers-xyz]'

For example, something like:

gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes '[screensavers-personal-slideshow]'


gconftool-2 --type list --list-type string --set /apps/gnome-screensaver/themes '[screensavers-cosmos-slideshow]'

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thanks Karan for the answer. It worked. Also, my screensaver only runs for 5 mins. How can I make it run for X mins? – Wasi Oct 3 '12 at 15:08
@Wasi: Normally after 5 mins. or so of inactivity, the screen blanks and goes into power-saving mode, which is a good thing. If you want to modify the timeout, check this page for instructions. – Karan Oct 3 '12 at 15:25

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