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Old 01-14-2003, 04:11 AM   #1
randallrayusa
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Unhappy Lost Gnome screensaver


I lost my gnome screensavers even as root! On a fresh install of RedHat 8.0 they worked fine at first but after an up2date install of packages i get this message.
Quote:
There was an error starting up the screensaver:

Failed to execute child process "xscreensaver" (No such file or directory)

Screensaver functionality will not work in this session.
kde screensaver work fine!
Is there a fix for this?
 
Old 01-14-2003, 05:24 AM   #2
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can you run it from the command line
 
Old 01-14-2003, 06:34 AM   #3
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Im very new and i can't find anything like an executable! I ran a search what should I run!
Quote:
[root@localhost randall]# find / -name '*screensaver*'
/var/lib/menu/kde/Applications/Preferences/LookNFeel/kde-screensaver.desktop
/etc/pam.d/kscreensaver
/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/gnome_settings_daemon/screensaver
/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/gnome_settings_daemon/screensaver
/etc/gconf/schemas/apps_gnome_settings_daemon_screensaver.schemas
/usr/lib/kde3/kcm_screensaver.la
/usr/lib/kde3/kcm_screensaver.so
/usr/lib/libkscreensaver.so.4
/usr/lib/libkscreensaver.la
/usr/lib/libkscreensaver.so
/usr/lib/libkscreensaver.so.4.0.0
/usr/share/doc/nss_ldap-198/pam.d/xscreensaver
/usr/share/doc/pam_krb5-1.56/krb5afs-pam.d/xscreensaver
/usr/share/doc/pam_krb5-1.56/pam.d/xscreensaver
/usr/share/pixmaps/gnome-ccscreensaver.png
/usr/share/applications/kde-screensaver.desktop
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/16x16/apps/gnome-ccscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/16x16/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/16x16/apps/xscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/32x32/apps/gnome-ccscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/32x32/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/32x32/apps/xscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/48x48/apps/gnome-ccscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/48x48/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Bluecurve/48x48/apps/xscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/16x16/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/32x32/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/hicolor/48x48/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Locolor/16x16/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/icons/Locolor/32x32/apps/kscreensaver.png
/usr/share/apps/kscreensaver
Thanks for helping!

Last edited by randallrayusa; 01-14-2003 at 06:35 AM.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 07:21 AM   #4
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just try this

Code:
xscreensaver

see if it runs
 
Old 01-14-2003, 01:23 PM   #5
randallrayusa
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No it didn't sorry
Quote:
Failed to execute command: 'xscreensaver'

Details: No such file or directory

Last edited by randallrayusa; 01-14-2003 at 02:02 PM.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 03:00 PM   #6
DavidPhillips
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it is not in your path

you need to add /usr/X11R6/bin to your path


you can do it in ~/.bash_profile

PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin

Last edited by DavidPhillips; 01-14-2003 at 03:02 PM.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 12:40 AM   #7
randallrayusa
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No luck
[randall@localhost /]$ PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin xscreensaver
bash: xscreensaver: command not found
[randall@localhost /]$ PATH=$PATH:/usr/X11R6/bin 'xscreensaver'
bash: xscreensaver: command not found

[randall@localhost bin]$ xscreensaver
bash: xscreensaver: command not found
[randall@localhost bin]$ 'xscreensaver'
bash: xscreensaver: command not found

[randall@localhost bin]$ xscreensaver
bash: xscreensaver: command not found
[root@localhost bin]# 'xscreensaver'
bash: xscreensaver: command not found

[root@localhost bin]# xscreensaver
bash: xscreensaver: command not found
[root@localhost bin]# 'xscreensaver'
bash: xscreensaver: command not found


I do an ls -l and there is no executable in /usr/X11R6/bin
All other exe's work!

Last edited by randallrayusa; 01-15-2003 at 12:42 AM.
 
Old 01-15-2003, 01:25 AM   #8
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it looks like it's not installed
 
Old 01-15-2003, 05:50 AM   #9
randallrayusa
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Yes I kind of figured.

I assumed as much when I couldnt find an executable. Any idea on how to install on an upgraded RedHat 8.0? It was stange! The screensaver was working. I upgraged my Nvidia gforce2 kernel and installed GFX. then I ran RedHat up2date recompiled geforce kernel and BAM screensaver gone!
 
Old 01-15-2003, 06:59 AM   #10
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You should be able to find it at rpmfind.net
 
Old 01-16-2003, 04:11 AM   #11
randallrayusa
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Piece of cake!

just installed this prob solved!
http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/download.html
Thanks for yor help David
 
  


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