Hi Grant, I'm cc'ing the screensaver list. On 1/18/07, Grant Williamson <grant williamson gmail com> wrote:
Hello William, I work for a company where we maintain a number of linux desktops, we have in the past used flash files, to display custom screensavers on linux. We used xscreensaver and gflashplayer, worked reasonably well. I am curious if there is a way to do this with gnome-screensaver. I have tried making desktop files in /usr/share/applications/screensaver and either running the command * from there or linking it to an executable script in /usr/libexec/gnome-screensaver, however gflashplayer only gets launched after gnome-screensaver exits. Any idea's how I can get gnome-screensaver to call this command? Wrapper or something .. */opt/gflashplayer/gflashplayer.sh -root /opt/screensavers/test.swf I don't want to go back to xscreensaver, rather use what the distribution provides, that being gnome-screensaver. Thanks in advance, Grant.
I haven't used this before so I grabbed the FP9 standalone player  to test this. It seems like FP9 has renamed the player from gflashplayer to flashplayer. % flashplayer -h Usage: flashplayer [OPTION]... [SWF_FILE]... Options: -h, --help Display this help and exit -root Use root window for xscreensaver [SWF_FILE] required in this mode -window-id <id> Window ID for xscreensaver-demo preview Report bugs to <flashplayerunix macromedia com>. We won't be able to use the -root option with gnome-screensaver because we don't mess with virtual roots but simply rely on the $XSCREENSAVER_WINDOW environment variable. So, we should be able to use window-id. For example, this is how I would expect it to work: * make sure flashplayer is in /usr/bin or similar * install a script like the one attached to this message into PREFIX/libexec/gnome-screensaver * install a .desktop file like the one attached into the directory listed by `pkg-config --variable=themesdir gnome-screensaver` However, at least in the version that I have it doesn't seem to recognize the -window-id option. Does this work for you? If not then perhaps we should report this as a bug to <flashplayerunix macromedia com>. Jon  http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html#fp9
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