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Old 04-27-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
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Unhappy KDE 3.1 screensavers don't work - RedHat 9


I can see the screensavers listed in the Control Center; pressing the Test button does nothing, and using Lock always gives me a blank screen. This is true for all screensavers that I try to select/Test in the Control Center.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 08:50 PM   #2
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don't try to use the kde screensaver. disable it and try this command:

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$xscreensaver &
 
Old 04-27-2003, 08:52 PM   #3
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Xscreensaver

Yeah, I know about xscreensaver, and it's a decent workaround. Not a solution though.
 
Old 04-27-2003, 10:16 PM   #4
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A lot of the screensavers need opengl support, if it's not there they will fail silently, the same applies to xscreensaver, start it from a console, test a few opengl savers and look for error messages.
 
Old 04-28-2003, 03:20 PM   #5
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i heard that RH had a fix on their site. try there.
 
Old 06-19-2003, 05:30 PM   #6
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I have the same problem with the screensavers as mentioned above. could someone point me to a fix for this problem, if on the RH website where abouts cause searched everywhere for one.

what is xscreensaver?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 10:24 PM   #7
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My screen saver was not working so I ran xscreensaver. The response from the shell told me to log in as a user. Apparently being logged in as root causes security issues when running certain screen savers.
This is my first post, hope it helps.
 
  


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