Electricsheep Not Working in Raring 13.04

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Published on 2013-04-28T20:43:31Z Indexed on 2013/10/20 10:18 UTC
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I just downloaded Electricsheep four days before I updated my Ubuntu software and I fell in love with it.

After I upgraded to 13.04, I'm kind of upset in saying that Electricsheep no longer works. I have no idea how to fix it and I feel helpless with Linux.

As I said, it was working completely fine in 12.10, but now with the Raring Ringtail update:

  • I use Xscreensaver to launch Electricsheep.
  • When I open Xscreensaver, "Electricsheep" is one of the options to choose.
  • When I "preview" ES or even launch the "xscreensaver-demo" in the terminal, it doesn't work anymore; I get an error message.

The error message says:

"detected another electric sheep process. rendering of sheep is disabled using read only access."

Damnit, can someone please help me? I want my trippy screensaver back, it shouldn't be this hard!

EDIT: I contacted the creator of Electricsheep (Scott Draves) via the link to his email address on his personal website and asked for his assistance. Hopefully the Askubuntu community will be able to fix this problem, I'm sure I am not the only one who is having this problem as I have searched and searched.

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