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Old 08-05-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
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Angry Screensaver trouble!


Hey all: I've selected a KDE screensaver and applied it.. then I wait and.. blank screen. I want my beautiful matrix ss! I got the density and speed juust right... ehhehe/


help me!
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Old 08-05-2003, 07:14 PM   #2
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Welll.... I'm not really sure what to tell you, but apparently no one else is either, so I'll give it a shot.

Does the screensaver work when you hit "test"?

If so, when you close the KDE Control Center winodw and open it again to the Screensaver page, is the Matrix screensaver still selected?

If so, it may be blank because you think that the density is just right when it's set to zero. Just kidding.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 10:58 PM   #3
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Thanks for your interest, travis:

unfortunately, it does work when i hit test (how do you think i got the density right? :P) and if i close cc (even end x or even *gasp* reboot) its still set to the matrix..

anything?
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:29 PM   #4
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My main Linux computer is a PS2, which only has 32 MB or RAM, so it can't support flashy window managers. I run KDE 1, which is inherently ugly, and I've never bothered to configure a screensaver to make it look better. I played around with it a little bit on my other Linux computer, though.

I thought you might have configured it in the little bitty thumbnail they give you, but now that I think about it, I'm not sure you can even do that.

Anyway, it's obvous that you've got permission to run the screensaver program, since it at least puts up a blank screen. So...

The only thing I can think it would be is that somehow a another screensaver program or a power-saver program is getting in the way. If it is one of the two, it would be more likely that it's a power saver.

You've probably got the screensaver time set to the minimum so you can tell if it works. Set it to go on in an hour, and if it goes on at the normal time, you'll know that it's not the screensaver that's kicking on.
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:43 PM   #5
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I just reinstalled Red Hat 8.0. Right clicking on the desktop, going to Configure Desktop, and selecting Screensaver does not enable the screensaver, although I have checked Enable Screensaver. It was just blanking the screen there for a while, then it quit working altogether.

If I go to a terminal and type in 'xscreensaver &', it does work.

Don't know why....
 
Old 08-05-2003, 11:58 PM   #6
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You're using KDE, I assume.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 12:04 AM   #7
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Yes, kde, for the time being.

Probably move back to windowmaker on that machine soon.
 
Old 08-06-2003, 06:40 AM   #8
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did you check you're power options? After how long does the screensaver go on? Maybe the computer goes to sleep before it gets to turn on you're masterpiece??
 
Old 08-06-2003, 08:40 AM   #9
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The screensaver thing is a bug in RH8.0. Check out the first page or two of this thread for the work around:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=55369

or just check out the bugzilla entry here:

http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla...ug.cgi?id=76760
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:10 AM   #10
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thanks caveman, got it..

love ur sig too..

:P
 
Old 08-06-2003, 11:35 AM   #11
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No prob...

Thanks, you gotta love Carlin.
 
  


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