Kde wont start openGL screensavers
Ive had this problem for some time but havent really done anything until now. I have no idea what is wrong, but for some reason when i select any GL screensavers in kde, they will not start automatically. non 3d screensavers work perfectly normal, however. when im scrolling through the selection of screensavers, i get previews of all the screen savers including GL ones, and if i hit the test button of a GL screensaver, it will launch the screensaver just fine, works great (so i know that the screensavers work and my acceleration works). but if i select the GL screensaver and wait for it to automatically start, it doesnt. what happens instead is that kde will, after the 3 minutes, instead of starting the 3d screensaver, will lock the screen and sit there, so it looks like it is just the desktop, but if i move the mouse the screen will kind of glitch. i know it locks the screen because the clock in the kicker stays on the time that the screensaver was supposed to start and when i move the mouse the clock jumps to the correct time. so instead of having the screensaver, it just displays whatever the screen was when the screensaver was supposed to start. I hope this makes sense. (its like all GL screensavers are just a picture of my desktop at the time the screensaver should start)
I have my 3d drivers installed fine, and i know 3d acceleration is working properly. This problem continues to happen to me on gentoo and slackware. i was running a stage 1 compile of gentoo, but now i formated and installed slackware 10, and the problem occurred on both distros. the problem also occurres with both nvidia drivers 5336 and the new 6106, xfree86 4.3, xfree86 4.4, and x.org.
This problem is really annoying. i cant use any of the good 3d screensavers. i am stuck with using 2d boring ones. if anyone has any information to help me out, i would really appreciate it.