scooter - Man Page

shows a journey through space tunnel and stars


scooter [--display host:display.screen] [--mono] [--delay millisecs] [--cycles cycles] [--count count] [--size size] [--ncolors colors] [--window] [--root] [--window-id number][--install | --noinstall] [--visual visual] [--fps | --no-fps] [--pair]


scooter is a screensaver that shows endless journey through space tunnel and stars.


scooter accepts the following options:


Draw on a newly-created window.  This is the default.


Draw on the root window.

--window-id number

Draw on the specified window.


Install a private colormap for the window.

--visual visual

Specify which visual to use.  Legal values are the name of a visual class, or the id number (decimal or hex) of a specific visual.

--delay milliseconds

How much of a delay should be introduced between steps of the animation. Default 10, or about 1/100th second.

--cycles cycles

How fast/slow the screensaver is. cycles takes number of cycles. The default is 5 cycles.

--count count

Specifies how many doors in a tunnel can be rendered. Minimum is 4. Default is 24.

--size size

Specifies how many stars outside the tunnel can be rendered. Default is 100.

--ncolors colors

Specifies number of colors. A number that is less than or equals 2 means monochrome. --mono achieves the same thing.


Start screensaver in pairs (Not recommended)


Display the current frame rate and CPU load.



to get the default host and display number.


to get the name of a resource file that overrides the global resources stored in the RESOURCE_MANAGER property.


The window ID to use with --root.

See Also

X(1), xscreensaver(1), xscreensaver-settings(1), xscreensaver-getimage(6x)


Sven Thoennissen <>


6.08-2.fc40 (27-Jan-2024) X Version 11 XScreenSaver manual