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Practical Linux by Bill Ball, John Ray, Michael Turner, M. Drew Streib

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Customizing Your Workspace

The XFree86 X Window System distribution comes with a variety of clients that you can use as screen savers, to set background colors and patterns, or to configure your cursor and mouse. You can also load pictures and even animated screen savers into your root desktop display. Insert particularly pleasing screen savers or desktop color settings into your .xinitrc file so you can use them during your X sessions.

Setting a Screen Saver

Screen savers for X11 are not only fun to watch, but can also be used to password-protect your computer while you're using X. Linux distributions may include several screen-saving clients, such as xset, xscreensaver, and xlock.

xset

The xset client manages the screen-saving facilities of your ...

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