Are there any screen savers in Mint 17? Running Dell Optiplex GX 280.
The settings for the Screensaver and for Power Management were very confusing. Some settings were absent, others weren’t presented clearly and some were described in a way that led to believe they worked differently than they actually did.
Power management and screensaver settings were completely revamped in 2.2 with a clear separation between what relates to the Lock Screen and what belongs to Power Management.
Brightness settings were also improved, missing settings added and the overall presentation was reviewed.
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You can do it with Cinnamon 2.2 on Mint 17. Checkout forums and manuals.