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Old 09-05-2005, 05:15 AM   #1
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Frivolous question: Why is my Matrix screen saver not working? Arg!

I know, I know, "Who cares?," right? I'm not seriously upset at such a frivolous "issue," but I do find it mildly irritating that when I click the "Test" button in the KDE (3.3.2) desktop/screen saver configuration panel, my "Matrix" screensaver (the 2d one by Jamie Zawinski that comes with KDE under "banners & pictures") works fine, yet when it autostarts, the screen is blank! The sessions locks and unlocks just fine, and OTHER screensavers work with without a hitch. But when the Matrix screensaver autostarts, one would assume I had selected "Blank Screen," given it's behavior. Any thoughts?

Mucho grassy ass.


PS: Slack 10.1 (default, full install), IBM X21. If it makes a difference, which I doubt(?).

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Old 09-05-2005, 08:17 AM   #2
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have you installed the 3D drivers for your video card???


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