How I got the xdaliclock xscreensaver working on RPI/Debian

Here are some very brief notes on how I got the xdaliclock screensaver working with xscreensaver on a Raspberry Pi Linux (Debian) system:

1) sudo apt-get install xdaliclock

2) vi /home/pi/.xscreensaver 

    add this line to the end of the list of screensavers:
    xdaliclock -builtin2 -root

3) pkill xscreensaver && xscreensaver -nosplash &

4) go into "screensaver preferences" and choose xdaliclock
    (can go in under "Other" in the gui, or run "xscreensaver-demo")

If you’ve never installed and used xscreensaver, I hope this is helpful.

Add new comment

Anonymous format

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <code> <ul type> <ol start type> <li> <pre>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.