- Linux / Unix-like System
- C Compiler
XCB Saver is a screensaver "daemon" that launches screensavers when the computer
This program is designed to replace XScreenSaver, which essentially the only
option available on most Linux systems. XCB ScreenSaver is even capable of
reading XScreenSaver's configuration file and running screensaver designed for
In addition, XCB Saver allows for screensaver programs to have more control
during execution, which allows for screensavers that do more than just display
graphics while idle. For instance, a screensaver might accept keyboard input to
control what is displayed. This can allow screensavers to display more useful
- Utilizes the X11 MIT Screensaver extension for efficient and accurate
- Can launch XScreenSaver screensavers in addition to original screensavers.
- Can read XScreenSaver configuration file.
- Can launch any executable in place of a screensaver.
- Small and lightweight, based on XCB instead of Xlib.
- Original screensavers are not killed when activity is detected.
- Uses DPMS to save electricity.
XCB Saver can use two types of screensavers: original screensavers and
XScreenSaver "hacks" are included in the full XScreenSaver package, which you
can find here. Also, the unix ports of the
"Really Slick Screensavers" work
fine and look great.
The only original screensaver available (that I know of) is
XCB Clock, written by me.
However, the whole idea is to better facilitate screensavers that you would want