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I have been trying to set up sonar such that it can ping the rest of my network when I'm idle, however, I can't setuid root because I can't find it! I've done some research using google and the rest of this site and it seems that it should reside in /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver, however, on my system that directory just doesn't exist.
The man page for xscreensaver states that for it to execute a command the path must be in my $PATH environment variable, yet no screensavers are in any of the directories in my $PATH, and I cannot start any manually merely by typing their command. Xscreensaver, however, is fully functional, so it must be capable of executing commands somehow.
I'm running XFCE 184.108.40.206 (4.4b2) and Xscreensaver 5 on what is essentially slackware.
Although I realise this isn't a particularly important issue I'd like to learn where my xscreensaver directory has gone (I have tried whereis xscreensaver to no avail) and how xscreensaver is capable of starting commands that aren't in my $PATH at all (am I missing something obvious here?).
The command resides there but there are no other screensaver commands in /usr/X11R6/bin (though there are plenty of other X-related commands, including X itself) and /usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver is not a directory.