Originally Posted by landonmkelsey
OpenGL screensavers not working not showing anything in the set up dialog.
I take it that you're just getting the preview window showing a black preview? Or is it that the OpenGL screensavers don't work if you select one as your chosen screensaver?
You provided some information about your setup except for probably the most important item: Are you using a video driver from the distribution or did you download a driver from nVidia's web site? A stock driver may not have acceleration enabled and that may be why the OpenGL screensavers aren't working.
Issue a command like:
grep -B 4 -A 9 'Section "Device' /etc/X11/xorg.conf
(Mind the quotes
) That'll list the section of your Xorg configuration file that shows what video driver is being used. On one of the systems at home, that command returns:
BoardName "GeForce 6200"
If the driver shown turns out to be "nv" (or something else not "nvidia") that's probably why you're not getting the screensavers that require OpenGL to work. Download one from nVidia and run sax2 to work it into your Xorg configuration (use the instructions on the download web site). Given the card you're using, I think you'll need to download one of their "legacy" drivers.
If you can post the additional information, I think we can get you up and running.