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#1 2017-09-03 19:19:30

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Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

I just installed Ubuntu 17.04.  Previously (like, yesterday) I had Fedora 22. I used xfce on Fedora without problems.

I have a folder with pictures that I was using for wallpaper. I open desktop settings, set the folder using the 'other' option, as I did on Fedora. It finds the folder, and loads the images into the visible area. I leave it set to all workspaces, I have it on random, 1 minute intervals, scaled.

It never uses any pictures from my wallpaper folder, just from the xfce folder. When I go back into desktop settings, it displays as taking from the xfce folder. All the other settings are as I have set them - scaled, random, 1 minute, etc.  It's just not saving the folder.

I'm a comfortable user of Linux; I've been using unix variants since the 1980s. I'm not a coder of any sort. I don't know where to look for what's going wrong.

Thanks for any help.
/amq

ETA: I just noticed it hasn't saved my changes to the screensaver, either. hmm

Last edited by /amqueue (2017-09-03 20:14:25)

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#2 2017-09-03 21:57:53

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

There's probably a correct solution, but as I'm lazy and unproficient, I'd just copy the images I wanted to use into the directory that it can use now and remove the ones I didn't like, and call the job done.

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#3 2017-09-03 23:15:12

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

That might work if I only had a few images. Since I periodically crawl various things like NatGeo photo pages for things to pull down, I've got a few hundred (at least) images. I'd rather it work as advertised. (Especially since it *was* working on Fedora. I realize there's a learning curve, but the same program really should work the same on diff distros...)

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#4 2017-09-04 01:39:23

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

With respect to the wallpapers, make sure you actually select one wallpaper from the display of images after you change the folder source. If you don't it will assume that you don't want to change the wallpaper.

With respect to not saving screensaver settings, which screen saver and which settings? Make sure that the files in your home directory are owned by you.


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#5 2017-09-04 17:33:24

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

wrt wallpapers: I am an idiot.  Thank you.

Whichever screensaver came with the installation - Ubuntu 17.04.  I only saw one.  Applications -> Settings -> Screensaver.  The title says "Screensaver Preferences (Xscreensaver 5.36, 10-October-2016)".  It's not saving my changes to the Blank After, Cycle After, or Lock Screen After times. I find it incredibly annoying to have my screen locked after 2 minutes. hmm

Most of the screensavers listed aren't installed either. Among my questions is how to find them and install them, and how to find the window dressing theme I used on the Fedora box - I was foolish enough to fail to think to record things like that. I was using xfce, and it was just in the list.  Is this the forum to ask that, also?

Thanks so much for responding.
/amq

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#6 2017-09-04 18:11:33

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

/amqueue wrote:

Whichever screensaver came with the installation - Ubuntu 17.04.  I only saw one.  Applications -> Settings -> Screensaver.  The title says "Screensaver Preferences (Xscreensaver 5.36, 10-October-2016)".  It's not saving my changes to the Blank After, Cycle After, or Lock Screen After times. I find it incredibly annoying to have my screen locked after 2 minutes. hmm

Run "xscreensaver-demo" from the command line and see if there are any messages on the terminal window when you try to change the setting. Also post back the results of:

ls -l ~/.xscreensaver

...and:

ps -ef | grep screensaver

Most of the screensavers listed aren't installed either. Among my questions is how to find them and install them, and how to find the window dressing theme I used on the Fedora box - I was foolish enough to fail to think to record things like that. I was using xfce, and it was just in the list.  Is this the forum to ask that, also?

Actually more of a distro issue, but make sure you have the supplemental (probably optional) packages installed. See: https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keyw … ection=all. My guess would be xscreensaver-data-extra, xscreensaver-gl, and xscreensaver-gl-extra.


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#7 2017-09-04 18:25:42

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

ToZ wrote:

Run "xscreensaver-demo" from the command line and see if there are any messages on the terminal window when you try to change the setting.

When I launched it, I got these messages before I changed anything:

amqueue:~$ xscreensaver-demo
xscreensaver-demo: 14:17:39: XScreenSaver-warning: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-gIZow250Rm: Connection refused
amqueue:~$ 

Shifting the numbers by using the up/down arrow buttons did not produce any other output in my terminal. There is no save button, or anything else. Exiting by clicking the X on the window frame produced nothing. BTW, the above is all one line on my screen, there was no newline anywhere along its length.

ToZ wrote:

Also post back the results of:

ls -l ~/.xscreensaver
-rw-rw-r-- 1 amqueue amqueue 8895 Sep  4 14:18 /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
ToZ wrote:

...and:

ps -ef | grep screensaver
amqueue   1962  1742  0 Sep03 ?        00:00:03 xscreensaver -no-splash
amqueue  19542 19285  0 14:23 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto screensaver
ToZ wrote:
/amqueue wrote:

Most of the screensavers listed aren't installed either. Among my questions is how to find them and install them, and how to find the window dressing theme I used on the Fedora box - I was foolish enough to fail to think to record things like that. I was using xfce, and it was just in the list.  Is this the forum to ask that, also?

Actually more of a distro issue, but make sure you have the supplemental (probably optional) packages installed. See: https://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keyw … ection=all. My guess would be xscreensaver-data-extra, xscreensaver-gl, and xscreensaver-gl-extra.

Thank you, I'll check those out.
/amq

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#8 2017-09-04 19:43:25

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

Can you post back the contents of your ~/.xscreensaver file?

EDIT: Also run the settings app in debug mode:

xsscreensaver-demo --debug

...and post back what is displayed when you try to change one of the values.


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#9 2017-09-04 21:54:22

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

Note: While I was idle I dl'ed the rest of the screensaver files, and spent time choosing and adjusting settings. So this is likely much longer (in the lead-in part) than it would have been, my apologies.

ToZ wrote:

EDIT: Also run the settings app in debug mode:

xsscreensaver-demo --debug

...and post back what is displayed when you try to change one of the values.

When I tried to run that command (and I assume that you typoed an extra S into it) my system told me:

amqueue:~$ xscreensaver-demo --debug
xscreensaver-demo: using config directory "/usr/share/xscreensaver/config"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:01: XScreenSaver-warning: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-gIZow250Rm: Connection refused
xscreensaver: 17:45:014: : DISPLAY=:0
xscreensaver: 17:45:014: : added "/usr/lib/xscreensaver" to $PATH
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:01: scheduling preview "endgame -root"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:01: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:01: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/endgame.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: scheduling preview "endgame -root"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: xscreensaver-gl-helper says the GL visual is 0x4A.
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: using non-default visual 0x4a
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/maze.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/superquadrics.xml...
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xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:02: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/blitspin.xml...
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xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/anemotaxis.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/antinspect.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/fireworkx.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/fuzzyflakes.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/interaggregate.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/intermomentary.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/memscroller.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/noof.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/pacman.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/pinion.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/polyhedra.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/providence.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/substrate.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/wormhole.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/antmaze.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/boing.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/boxfit.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/carousel.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/celtic.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/crackberg.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/cube21.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/fiberlamp.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/fliptext.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/glhanoi.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: WARNING: /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/glhanoi.xml: 0 is not in range [3, 31]
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/tangram.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/timetunnel.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/glschool.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/topblock.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/cubicgrid.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/cwaves.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/gears.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/glcells.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/lockward.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/m6502.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/moebiusgears.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/voronoi.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hypnowheel.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/klein.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/lcdscrub.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/photopile.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/skytentacles.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/rubikblocks.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/companioncube.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hilbert.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/tronbit.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/geodesic.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hexadrop.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hexadrop.xml: both "-uniform-speed" and "-no-uniform-speed" used in <select id="uniform">
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hexadrop.xml: both "-lockstep" and "-no-lockstep" used in <select id="lockstep">
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/kaleidocycle.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/quasicrystal.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/unknownpleasures.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/binaryring.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/cityflow.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/geodesicgears.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/projectiveplane.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/romanboy.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/tessellimage.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/winduprobot.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/splitflap.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/cubestack.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/cubetwist.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/discoball.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/dymaxionmap.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/energystream.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hexstrut.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/hydrostat.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/raverhoop.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/splodesic.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: reading /usr/share/xscreensaver/config/unicrud.xml...
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: window id 0x740006B -> 0x740006B
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: forked 336 (endgame)
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: scheduling check
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW=0x74000A9
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:03: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:04: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:04: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:04: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:04: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:04: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:05: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:05: timer: pid 336 (endgame) is alive
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: timeout => 3660000
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:10: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: timeout => 3720000
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:17: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: timeout => 3780000
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:19: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: timeout => 3720000
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: timeout => 3660000
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:22: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: timeout => 3600000
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:23: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:25: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:25: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:26: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:35: image_directory => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:35: text_file => "(null)"
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:35: wrote /home/amqueue/.xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo: 17:45:35: killed pid 336 (endgame)

The lines with 'null' at the end occurred whenever I clicked an arrow to adjust the time. Earlier, I had tried pressing the enter key after clicking into the box and setting it to a number, but I think it didn't take that, either. I had set it to blank at 1 minute and cycle at 2, and I think it actually took longer, tho not as long as the blank after 60 minutes and cycle at 20.

Here's the .xscreensaver file:

# XScreenSaver Preferences File
# Written by xscreensaver-demo 5.36 for amqueue on Mon Sep  4 17:45:35 2017.
# https://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/

timeout:	1:00:00
cycle:		0:20:00
lock:		True
lockTimeout:	8:00:00
passwdTimeout:	0:00:30
visualID:	default
installColormap:    True
verbose:	False
timestamp:	True
splash:		True
splashDuration:	0:00:05
demoCommand:	xscreensaver-demo
prefsCommand:	xscreensaver-demo -prefs
nice:		10
memoryLimit:	0
fade:		True
unfade:		False
fadeSeconds:	0:00:03
fadeTicks:	20
captureStderr:	True
ignoreUninstalledPrograms:False
font:		*-medium-r-*-140-*-m-*
dpmsEnabled:	False
dpmsQuickOff:	False
dpmsStandby:	2:00:00
dpmsSuspend:	2:00:00
dpmsOff:	4:00:00
grabDesktopImages:  False
grabVideoFrames:    False
chooseRandomImages: False
imageDirectory:	

mode:		random
selected:	-1

textMode:	url
textLiteral:	XScreenSaver
textFile:	
textProgram:	fortune
textURL:	http://feeds.feedburner.com/ubuntu-news

programs:								      \
				maze -root				    \n\
- GL: 				superquadrics -root			    \n\
-				attraction -root			    \n\
-				blitspin -root				    \n\
-				greynetic -root				    \n\
				helix -root -subdelay 66667		    \n\
				hopalong -root -delay 62121 -count 2125	      \
				  -sine -martin -popcorn -jong -rr -ejk1      \
				  -ejk2 -ejk3 -ejk4 -ejk5 -ejk6		    \n\
				imsmap -root				    \n\
				noseguy -root				    \n\
-				pyro -root				    \n\
-				qix -root				    \n\
-				rocks -root				    \n\
				rorschach -root				    \n\
-				decayscreen -root			    \n\
				flame -root				    \n\
-				halo -root				    \n\
-				slidescreen -root			    \n\
				pedal -root				    \n\
				bouboule -root -count 1 -ncolors 215 -no-3d \n\
				braid -root				    \n\
				coral -root				    \n\
				deco -root -ncolors 255 -smooth-colors	      \
				  -golden-ratio -mondrian		    \n\
				drift -root				    \n\
				fadeplot -root -delay 94697 -cycles 3106      \
				  -ncolors 116				    \n\
				galaxy -root -delay 49242 -cycles 295	      \
				  -ncolors 216 -no-spin			    \n\
-				goop -root				    \n\
				grav -root -delay 45455 -count 15	      \
				  -ncolors 176				    \n\
				ifs -root				    \n\
-				unicode -root				    \n\
- GL: 				jigsaw -root				    \n\
				julia -root				    \n\
				kaleidescope -root			    \n\
- GL: 				moebius -root				    \n\
-				moire -root				    \n\
- GL: 				morph3d -root				    \n\
-				mountain -root				    \n\
-				munch -root				    \n\
				penrose -root -ncolors 203 -size 25	    \n\
  GL: 				pipes -root				    \n\
				rd-bomb -root				    \n\
  GL: 				rubik -root				    \n\
				sierpinski -root			    \n\
-				slip -root				    \n\
- GL: 				sproingies -root -delay 90909 -count 12	      \
				  -fall					    \n\
				starfish -root				    \n\
-				strange -root				    \n\
-				swirl -root				    \n\
-				triangle -root				    \n\
				xjack -root				    \n\
-				xlyap -root				    \n\
  GL: 				atlantis -root				    \n\
-				bsod -root				    \n\
  GL: 				bubble3d -root				    \n\
  GL: 				cage -root				    \n\
-				crystal -root -delay 100000 -ncolors 157    \n\
				cynosure -root -delay 696970 -ncolors 161     \
				  -iterations 134			    \n\
-				discrete -root				    \n\
-				distort -root				    \n\
				epicycle -root				    \n\
				flow -root -delay 53030 -no-rotate	    \n\
- GL: 				glplanet -root				    \n\
-				interference -root			    \n\
-				kumppa -root -delay 87121		    \n\
  GL: 				lament -root				    \n\
-				moire2 -root				    \n\
- GL: 				sonar -root				    \n\
  GL: 				stairs -root				    \n\
-				truchet -root				    \n\
-				vidwhacker -root			    \n\
-				blaster -root				    \n\
-				bumps -root				    \n\
				ccurve -root				    \n\
-				compass -root				    \n\
-				deluxe -root				    \n\
				demon -root -delay 84848 -count 10	      \
				  -cycles 218182 -ncolors 118		    \n\
- GL: 				extrusion -root				    \n\
				loop -root				    \n\
				penetrate -root				    \n\
-				petri -root				    \n\
-				phosphor -root				    \n\
- GL: 				pulsar -root				    \n\
-				ripples -root				    \n\
				shadebobs -root				    \n\
- GL: 				sierpinski3d -root			    \n\
-				spotlight -root				    \n\
-				squiral -root				    \n\
				wander -root -delay 75000		    \n\
-				webcollage -root			    \n\
-				xflame -root				    \n\
				xmatrix -root				    \n\
- GL: 				gflux -root				    \n\
-				nerverot -root				    \n\
				xrayswarm -root				    \n\
				xspirograph -root -subdelay 53788 -delay      \
				  60 -layers 3				    \n\
  GL: 				circuit -root				    \n\
  GL: 				dangerball -root -delay 85606		    \n\
- GL: 				engine -root				    \n\
- GL: 				flipscreen3d -root			    \n\
- GL: 				gltext -root				    \n\
  GL: 				menger -root				    \n\
  GL: 				molecule -root				    \n\
-				rotzoomer -root				    \n\
-				speedmine -root				    \n\
  GL: 				starwars -root				    \n\
  GL: 				stonerview -root			    \n\
-				vermiculate -root			    \n\
-				whirlwindwarp -root			    \n\
-				zoom -root				    \n\
-				anemone -root				    \n\
				apollonian -root			    \n\
  GL: 				boxed -root -speed 0.001 -ballsize 2.1212   \n\
  GL: 				cubenetic -root -delay 100000 -count 7	      \
				  -wave-speed 38 -waves 10		    \n\
- GL: 				endgame -root				    \n\
-				euler2d -root				    \n\
-				fluidballs -root			    \n\
  GL: 				flurry -root				    \n\
- GL: 				glblur -root -delay 82576 -blursize 76	    \n\
  GL: 				glsnake -root				    \n\
-				halftone -root				    \n\
  GL: 				juggler3d -root				    \n\
  GL: 				lavalite -root				    \n\
				polyominoes -root -delay 55303 -ncolors 117 \n\
- GL: 				queens -root				    \n\
- GL: 				sballs -root				    \n\
- GL: 				spheremonics -root			    \n\
				thornbird -root				    \n\
-				twang -root				    \n\
- GL: 				antspotlight -root			    \n\
				apple2 -root				    \n\
- GL: 				atunnel -root				    \n\
				barcode -root				    \n\
  GL: 				blinkbox -root -dissolve		    \n\
  GL: 				blocktube -root				    \n\
  GL: 				bouncingcow -root -speed 0.1239 -count 6    \n\
				cloudlife -root				    \n\
  GL: 				cubestorm -root				    \n\
-				eruption -root				    \n\
  GL: 				flipflop -root -spin 0.5		    \n\
- GL: 				flyingtoasters -root			    \n\
-				fontglide -root				    \n\
- GL: 				gleidescope -root			    \n\
  GL: 				glknots -root -delay 70455		    \n\
  GL: 				glmatrix -root				    \n\
- GL: 				glslideshow -root			    \n\
  GL: 				hypertorus -root -delay 78030 -speed-wx	      \
				  -1.5152 -speed-wy -1.2727 -speed-wz	      \
				  -1.0909 -speed-xy -1.8182 -speed-xz	      \
				  -1.5152 -speed-yz -1.3333		    \n\
  GL: 				jigglypuff -root			    \n\
-				metaballs -root				    \n\
- GL: 				mirrorblob -root			    \n\
-				piecewise -root				    \n\
  GL: 				polytopes -root				    \n\
-				pong -root				    \n\
				popsquares -root			    \n\
- GL: 				surfaces -root				    \n\
-				xanalogtv -root				    \n\
				abstractile -root			    \n\
				anemotaxis -root			    \n\
  GL: 				antinspect -root			    \n\
-				fireworkx -root				    \n\
				fuzzyflakes -root -speed 4 -layers 5	      \
				  -random-colors -arms 10 -thickness 5	      \
				  -radius 38				    \n\
-				interaggregate -root			    \n\
				intermomentary -root			    \n\
-				memscroller -root			    \n\
  GL: 				noof -root -delay 49242			    \n\
				pacman -root				    \n\
  GL: 				pinion -root				    \n\
  GL: 				polyhedra -root				    \n\
  GL: 				providence -root			    \n\
-				substrate -root				    \n\
-				wormhole -root				    \n\
- GL: 				antmaze -root				    \n\
- GL: 				boing -root				    \n\
				boxfit -root				    \n\
- GL: 				carousel -root				    \n\
				celtic -root				    \n\
  GL: 				crackberg -root -nsubdivs 9 -no-flat	      \
				  -boring				    \n\
  GL: 				cube21 -root				    \n\
				fiberlamp -root				    \n\
  GL: 				fliptext -root -speed 1.75		    \n\
- GL: 				glhanoi -root				    \n\
  GL: 				tangram -root				    \n\
- GL: 				timetunnel -root			    \n\
  GL: 				glschool -root -delay 52273 -nfish 140	      \
				  -avoidfact 2.5758 -matchfact 0.9773	      \
				  -centerfact 0.3106 -fog		    \n\
  GL: 				topblock -root				    \n\
  GL: 				cubicgrid -root -delay 70455		    \n\
				cwaves -root -delay 100000 -waves 94	      \
				  -colors 493				    \n\
- GL: 				gears -root				    \n\
- GL: 				glcells -root				    \n\
  GL: 				lockward -root				    \n\
-				m6502 -root				    \n\
- GL: 				moebiusgears -root			    \n\
  GL: 				voronoi -root -delay 56818 -point-delay	      \
				  0.05					    \n\
- GL: 				hypnowheel -root			    \n\
  GL: 				klein -root -speed-wx -2.1212 -speed-wy	      \
				  -2 -speed-wz -1.8788 -speed-xy -1.7576      \
				  -speed-xz -1.8182 -speed-yz -1.7576	      \
				  -delay 43182				    \n\
-				lcdscrub -root				    \n\
- GL: 				photopile -root				    \n\
- GL: 				skytentacles -root -cel			    \n\
  GL: 				rubikblocks -root			    \n\
  GL: 				companioncube -root			    \n\
- GL: 				hilbert -root				    \n\
- GL: 				tronbit -root				    \n\
  GL: 				geodesic -root				    \n\
-				hexadrop -root -delay 6439 -speed 0.1	    \n\
  GL: 				kaleidocycle -root			    \n\
- GL: 				quasicrystal -root			    \n\
  GL: 				unknownpleasures -root -delay 60606	    \n\
				binaryring -root -growth-delay 82576	      \
				  -ring-radius 155 -particles-number	      \
				  14534					    \n\
- GL: 				cityflow -root				    \n\
- GL: 				geodesicgears -root			    \n\
  GL: 				projectiveplane -root			    \n\
- GL: 				romanboy -root				    \n\
-				tessellimage -root			    \n\
  GL: 				winduprobot -root -delay 46970 -count 42      \
				  -size 0.55 -talk 0.4015		    \n\
- GL: 				splitflap -root				    \n\
  GL: 				cubestack -root				    \n\
  GL: 				cubetwist -root				    \n\
- GL: 				discoball -root				    \n\
  GL: 				dymaxionmap -root			    \n\
  GL: 				energystream -root -speed 0.01		    \n\
- GL: 				hexstrut -root				    \n\
  GL: 				hydrostat -root -no-pulse		    \n\
  GL: 				raverhoop -root				    \n\
- GL: 				splodesic -root				    \n\
- GL: 				unicrud -root				    \n\


pointerPollTime:    0:00:05
pointerHysteresis:  10
windowCreationTimeout:0:00:30
initialDelay:	0:00:00
GetViewPortIsFullOfLies:False
procInterrupts:	True
xinputExtensionDev: False
overlayStderr:	True
authWarningSlack:   20

Thank you for your help.
/amq

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#10 2017-09-04 22:08:38

ToZ
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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

Everything seems right. Maybe I'm going about this the wrong way.

Do you have another screensaver installed and active that may be overriding the xscreensaver settings? Maybe light-locker?

apt-cache policy light-locker

...and:

ps -ef | grep -i locker

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#11 2017-09-05 00:40:47

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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

amqueue:~$ apt-cache policy light-locker
light-locker:
  Installed: 1.7.0-2ubuntu1
  Candidate: 1.7.0-2ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 1.7.0-2ubuntu1 500
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu zesty/universe amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
amqueue:~$ ps -ef | grep -i locker
amqueue   1937  1742  0 Sep03 ?        00:00:00 light-locker
amqueue   4735 19285  0 20:38 pts/0    00:00:00 grep --color=auto -i locker
amqueue:~$ 

But I would think that it wouldn't get over-written until the next time it was called? Do they both use the same preferences file? I would have expected one with a different name to use different .filename ...

This is why I so seldom change OSen....
/amq

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#12 2017-09-05 16:06:28

ToZ
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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

It looks like you have two screensavers active. Even though you change the xscreensaver settings, it's light-locker that is locking your computer every 2 minutes. They do not share the same configuration file.

The easiest fix is to uninstall one of the programs and log out and back in again. Another option is to disable one.

The settings for light-locker are integrated into the xfce4-power-manager applet on the Security tab. Light-locker is the default screensaver for 17.04.


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#13 2017-09-08 22:21:45

/amqueue
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Re: Desktop Settings doesn't save my wallpaper folder

Thank you very much for your help. When I clicked on the light-locker-settings menu item in the Applications->Settings menu, nothing happened. So I have removed light-locker from my system.

Do you have a suggestion as to where to ask regarding finding the theme I used to use? I finally found a screenshot with the window frame, so I have an image I can share to find it.

Again, thanks!
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