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Old 12-16-2003, 08:54 PM   #1
Klatuu
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Mandrake 9.2 - No Screensavers


It's been a while since I've used linux but I decided to throw it on my laptop last night and am dual booting between XP and Mandrake 9.2

I was looking through the "look and feel" menus and went to configure my screensaver. There are none listed in the section where they should be. I tried installing 2 new screensavers and after running the rpm's there are still no screensavers listed.

Any advice?

I'm using the KDE desktop environment that came with it FYI
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:09 PM   #2
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are you running as root, or, as user? if you are running as root, then the screensaver won't activate, because it will try to run as "nobody" who is the user the sys creates at install, if , you don't create a user. (sorry to assume that you havn't thought of that , w/out any more info, i have to).
hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 12-16-2003, 09:09 PM   #3
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Sometimes there is a screensaver program called xscreensaver installed instead of the default kde one.

You can edit the options of this with 'xscreensaver-command -demo' or 'xscreensaver-demo'

If all else fails, grab the latest xscreensaver off the net.

Good luck
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Old 12-17-2003, 07:01 PM   #4
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did a search and found quite a few updates on it so it's fixed

thx anyways
 
Old 01-25-2004, 10:00 PM   #5
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No KDE Screensavers

Installed mandrake 9.2 and do not have any screensavers in KDE?
Also can't find screensavers in any of the packages?
 
Old 01-25-2004, 10:09 PM   #6
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I was also trying to install more screensavers on my Mandrake 9. How do I go about to do this? I'm still trying to learn how to install stuff on linux. All that RPM stuff... When I click it , I cannot understand any of it.
Any help would be great.
Thax
 
Old 01-26-2004, 05:16 AM   #7
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hi, Klatuu

what did you search and do to fix this screensaver problem ?
 
Old 02-18-2004, 12:16 AM   #8
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@Hitokiri : maybe this one will help u

"Quote from other post"

Got this from the mandrakusers.org a while back

"And if you want your screensavers working (mine did not):

In a terminal su to root, cd to /usr/share, then type:

ln -s ./applnk-mdk/.hidden ./applnk-mdk.hidden

Go to the KDE settings, (configure your desktop), look and feel, screensavers, there they are!
"

try that.


ps: anak bandung juga yach hehehe...... ada forum linux bahasa indo gak yang bagus ?

Last edited by noyz; 02-18-2004 at 12:18 AM.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 06:21 PM   #9
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The above mentioned procedure works perfectly!!! A quick search here and the answer, BAM! Thanks for such perfect detail.

Mandrake 9.2
Presario 1700
KDE 3.1
 
Old 02-24-2004, 05:37 PM   #10
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After using Mandrake for a few weeks I'm still occasionally getting this problem (after installing something that affects the menu bar maybe?).

Anyway, if the above solution doesn't work you can try this:

Copy screensavers.lnk to /usr/share/applnk-mdk (you might have to search for it, or you can create a new link - ie to /usr/share/applnk/System/ScreenSavers).
 
Old 06-11-2004, 12:22 AM   #11
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Hi Departure,

Can you help me out with how you got your screensaver to work by entering those commands. I tired it and it did not work.

Thanks,

d-1


Quote:
Originally posted by Departure
The above mentioned procedure works perfectly!!! A quick search here and the answer, BAM! Thanks for such perfect detail.

Mandrake 9.2
Presario 1700
KDE 3.1
 
Old 06-11-2004, 10:02 AM   #12
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D1,

Just follow what NOYZ has written above. Make sure you did it correctly and a few will pop up. I have not added any others, just what came with the .iso file downloads.
 
  


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