September 16, 2009 · General · Email This Post

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Lifesaver it’s a screensaver for GNOME that displays recent posts about Ubuntu from Twitter and Identi.ca.

Install lifesaver in karmic

First edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/cmsj/lifesaver/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/cmsj/lifesaver/ubuntu karmic main

Save and exit the file

Install GPG key using the following command

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys E1EE4BBC

Update the source list using the following command

sudo apt-get update

Install life saver

sudo apt-get install lifesaver

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6 Comments to “Lifesaver – Screensaver for GNOME”

  1. Eric B says:

    I tried substituting for juanty, and it did not work.

    Can I get a prerelease of karmic somewhere?

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    admin Reply:

    At the moment this will work only in karmic as per developer

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  2. Ross says:

    It’s a neat idea, but I don’t think I want random musings from the internet visible to passersby when I’m AFK.

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  3. Eric B says:

    Decided to figure out how to load the alpha release.

    Thanks.

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  4. Ubuntu Hardy User says:

    Followed exact steps above, and I get this error:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    lifesaver: Depends: python (>= 2.6) but 2.5.2-0ubuntu1 is to be installed
    Depends: python-central (>= 0.6.11) but 0.6.7ubuntu0.1 is to be installed
    Depends: python-pygoocanvas (>= 0.14.1) but it is not going to be installed

    Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.# 32bit

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  5. Ubuntu Hardy User says:

    Ooops. I guess it’d help if I read what section this was for

    Sorry..

    just saw what versions of Ubuntu this was for :P

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