X Windows & Desktop Tricks (Linux)

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Restart X without restarting machine

To get a console press Ctrl + Alt + F1, depending on your desktop environment:

Install custom GNOME screensaver

GNOME screensavers have screensaver engines which are executable which are run to display the screensaver graphics.

pkg-config --variable=privlibexecdir gnome-screensaver

Each screensaver has a xyz.desktop file with options such as and parameters that should be used

pkg-config --variable=themesdir gnome-screensaver

See Also

http://library.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/screensavers-3.html.en

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