KCometen3
Screensavers
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Description:

KCometen3 is an OpenGL screensaver for KDE.
Last changelog:

12 years ago

1.1
* New effects
* Random background

fwjs28

8 years ago

this is really slow on my computer....is there anything i can do to speed it up?

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loki

9 years ago

Amazing stuff, great work!

openSUSE packages are available too: [url]http://packages.opensuse-community.org/index.jsp?searchTerm=kcometen3[url]

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Intj

9 years ago

An unofficial Qt4 (KDE4) port by me is now available at:
http://www.kde-look.org/content/show.php?content=86903
Please try it and tell me if it works!

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shaumux

9 years ago

Does this work with kde 4.
If not, is a version planned?

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jasonf

9 years ago

Hi and thanks for the amazing work on this screensaver. I'm trying to add this to xscreensaver using the config listed in this thread. The screensaver runs, and I see the fireworks, but I don't get the desktop background/cube...the fireworks are painted on black. I get this inside KDE as well with xscreensaver, but it works ok using kdescreensaver....when the xscreensaver 'preview' window opens up it's also working correctly...i've tried toggling the xscreensaver options but to no avail. Any idea what I can try?

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avatar1024

9 years ago

Hello everybody,
I have exactly the same problem with mandriva 2008. For me too everything was fine with the 2007 and 2007spring. I've tried on different hardware configuration (but only with nvidia proc) and the problem is still there.

Thanks for your help

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junaitari

10 years ago

I used to have this working, but all I get now is a black screen when I try to run it. Anyone else have a problem with this?

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hard2hold54

10 years ago

Installed just fine here on CentOS 5. Great looking saver!

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mrukus

10 years ago

i am running kubuntu on feisty fawn, i got one of the downloads to install, but its not showing up on my xscreensavers. i am new to linux and am trying to get my destop to look cool now that i got everything working to impress my friends,m and this screensaver i know ill do it, if i could just get it to work. i would even try the source code but i don't know how to use that effentiently enoguh yet

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Superstoned

10 years ago

Hmmm, compiling from source isn't easy if you're a newbie. But I can give some hints (and there is a lot of documentation out there):

you will need the -dev versions of the KDE packages, so kdebase-dev or something. This will also pull in most other stuff you need for compiling. Then it's up to you to start the 'configure', and see if everything is in place. So go to the location you extracted the archive in, and do ./configure -> then in the output you most likely find errors, it complains about missing stuff. Googling and searching in your package database will then help you to identify and install the missing stuff. Re-run configure etc, until it tells you to start make. Do it, then become root (sudo su) and do make install.

Good luck ;-)

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Ronin63

9 years ago

I've been able to install mine, but I have no idea how to add this to the list of screen savers in Kubuntu. Any help would be appreciated.

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Abadonna

10 years ago

Hi everybody!
I've been using this spectacular screen saver for few months. Everything was great in Mandriva 2007, 2007.1 but something is wrong in the latest Mandriva 2008...

Kcometen, instead of creating eye-popping explosions, patterns, etc, creates myriads of glowing dots flying everywhere... It is still nice, but definitely not as great as it used to be.

I have created a screenshot: http://www.abadonna.info/ebay/snap1.png

Help me to fix this problem. Please...

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henkees

10 years ago

Hi, I made an RPM for Suse 10.2 for 64 bits sytems (dual core)

I's the first RPM I ever made, and tested it on two machines only.

If you are intersted in it, send me a mail: henkesi@hotmail.com, or at
henkees@zeeuw-web.com

When it works, or don't work: send me a mail with the errors.

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henkees

10 years ago

After lot's of errors found the solution for suse 10.2:

./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3/
--with-qt-libraries=/usr/lib64/qt3/
lib64/ --libdir=/opt/kde3/lib64

And it works finally!!

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henkees

10 years ago

Hello, I work with Suse 10.2; and I tried almost everything by the configure statement; but I get everytime the same: "in the prefix you have chosen there are no kde libs installed..."

Does ANYONE knows how this can be compiled on Suse 10.2 ????

Thanks in advance!

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scummos

10 years ago

a) install kdelibs with YaST.
b) configure with prefix /opt/kde3:
./configure --prefix=/opt/kde3

greetings scummos

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Sebien

10 years ago

Impressive, but so smooth at the same time.

I like the animation, where we seam to navigate inside the box...

I would opt for "Random Colors" by default, tought.

I vote for having it included by default in KDE4.

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pelzowski

10 years ago

Is there any chance for including KCometen in KDE4.x series?

People would love this one

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amr2205

10 years ago

Excellent screensaver, it runs smooth and have nice effects. Good work!

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Netmaskx90

10 years ago

This is simply beautiful
great work tvb-xxx hope to see more projects like this in the future.
Thanks again.
-Netmaskx90

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TrashOverride

10 years ago

very nice screenserver bu 1 stupid question: after conifure and install how to load it in kde control center -screenserver?

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uPc44

10 years ago

can you use this with SuSE or is it only for Ubuntu.

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lolo47

10 years ago

Realy nice !!!
I can observe this great screensaver by hours.
But cna you add Gamma coretion to
screen saver config panel pleass. I use usually
Gamma 0.6 in xorgconf so it's then
too dark, and I have to increase by hand every time. Thanks a lot!

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bugmenot

10 years ago

First off, sorry for using a bugmenot account, i couldn't be bothered to register for yet another site...

Secondly, the eBuild for this package exists in the Xeffects overlay:
http://wiki.gentoo-xeffects.org/Overlay

Use that URL to guide you through it.. I use Layman to keep up with the majority of my overlays, although using SVN directly will work as well.

It is also important to note the following

How to view this screensaver using XScreenSaver:
1) You must first edit
/usr/share/X11/app-defaults/XScreenSaver
and add a line for the new screensaver:
GL: "kCometen3" kcometen3.kss --root \n\
2) Edit your kCometen3 settings:
$ kcometen3.kss --setup
3) Run xscreensaver-demo and select the screensaver.. Note, it will open a full screen window to "sample" from.


Also, this screensaver doesn't support Xinerama, so dual heads will not work so great with it.

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Steffman

10 years ago

I tried to compile this great screensaver (which I know from my old 32-bit-PC) on my Kubuntu Feisty 64 bit machine, and after installing some dev-packages the configure-script told me to "make" it.
And now I need your help. I logged the output and here are the erroneous parts:
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make[2]: entering directory '/home/stefan/downloads/kcometen3-1.1/src'
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/include/kde -I/usr/share/qt3/include -I. -UQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT kcometen3.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/kcometen3.Tpo" \
-c -o kcometen3.o `test -f 'kcometen3.cpp' || echo './'`kcometen3.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/kcometen3.Tpo" ".deps/kcometen3.Po"; \
else rm -f ".deps/kcometen3.Tpo"; exit 1; \
fi
/usr/share/qt3/bin/moc ./kglcometen3.h -o kglcometen3.moc
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/include/kde -I/usr/share/qt3/include -I. -UQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT kglcometen3.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/kglcometen3.Tpo" \
-c -o kglcometen3.o `test -f 'kglcometen3.cpp' || echo './'`kglcometen3.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/kglcometen3.Tpo" ".deps/kglcometen3.Po"; \
else rm -f ".deps/kglcometen3.Tpo"; exit 1; \
fi
if g++ -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I/usr/include/kde -I/usr/share/qt3/include -I. -UQT_NO_ASCII_CAST -DQT_THREAD_SUPPORT -D_REENTRANT -Wnon-virtual-dtor -Wno-long-long -Wundef -Wall -W -Wpointer-arith -Wwrite-strings -ansi -D_XOPEN_SOURCE=500 -D_BSD_SOURCE -Wcast-align -Wconversion -Wchar-subscripts -O2 -Wformat-security -Wmissing-format-attribute -fno-exceptions -fno-check-new -fno-common -MT cometenscene.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/cometenscene.Tpo" \
-c -o cometenscene.o `test -f 'cometenscene.cpp' || echo './'`cometenscene.cpp; \
then mv -f ".deps/cometenscene.Tpo" ".deps/cometenscene.Po"; \
else rm -f ".deps/cometenscene.Tpo"; exit 1; \
fi
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There are more errors, but I think it could be too long a comment, and they are probably based on the same reason(s). If needed, I will of course provide them. I understand that the making went wrong, that the Tpo-files weren't created, but I have no idea why and how it could be fixed.

Can anybody help me? Please? I like kcometen very much!

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12 years ago

1.1
* New effects
* Random background

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