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Old 09-27-2005, 01:04 PM   #1
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"The XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running"


Ok guys, I've searched and found nothing about this. When I go to customize my screen saver under preferences the Screensaver Preferences window comes up, but so does another window that says "The XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running on display ":0.0". Launch it now?". Of course I click Ok, and after some lag it gives me this:
"Error:
The xscreensaver daemon did not start up properly.
You are running as root. This usually means that xscreensaver
was unable to contact your X server because access control is
turned on. Try running this command:
xhost +localhost
and then selecting `File / Restart Daemon'.
Note that turning off access control will allow anyone logged
on to this machine to access your screen, which might be
considered a security problem. Please read the xscreensaver
manual and FAQ for more information.
You shouldn't run X as root. Instead, you should log in as a
normal user, and `su' as necessary."
Ok, so I go to the terminal and type in "xhost +localhost" and it replies: "local host being added to access control list". This is where I get lost. How do I select File / Restart Daemon? I tried typing it in too, but I just get "Bash: File: command not found". What do I do because I don't really understand anything it's saying about the X server and 'su' ing as necessary and all that mess. Someone please tell me what to do.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 03:32 PM   #2
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Should this be in a different forum? Fedora for example? I need some help and I'm not getting it.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 03:53 PM   #3
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Do
Code:
#yum list | grep -i xscreensaver
yum install all the packages that will be listed and you should be good to go.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 09:19 PM   #4
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I did this:
Code:
[root@localhost ~]# yum list | grep -i xscreensaver
http://mirror.stanford.edu/fedora/li...ta/repomd.xml: [E
rrno 4] IOError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/fedora/3/x86...ta/repomd.xml:  [Errno 4] IOErro
r: HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
http://fedora-mirror.dkuug.dk/linux/...ta/repomd.xml: [
Errno 4] IOError: HTTP Error 404: Not Found
Trying other mirror.
xscreensaver.x86_64                                      1:4.18-4                                    installed
and that's what I got. I don't really know what that means, but the "installed" part sounded good, so I tried to run the screen saver and there has been no change. Any more ideas?
 
Old 09-27-2005, 10:29 PM   #5
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Try running as a normal user,
Code:
#xscreensaver-demo
 
Old 09-28-2005, 09:42 PM   #6
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Lol, sorry. I figured it out yesterday. I asked my friend about it and he asked if I was logged in as root. I told him I was and he said "Hah, well that's it. You don't get a screen saver under root." So I log out and back in as an ordinary user and low and behold, I'VE GOT A SCREENSAVER! Thanks.
 
Old 09-29-2005, 01:15 AM   #7
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Thats one thing you shouldn't do. Its very risky and anything you need to do as root, can be done whilst logged in as a normal user.
 
Old 12-25-2006, 01:17 PM   #8
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Try to add this to your ~/.bash_profile file
Quote:
xscreensaver &
 
  


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