I haven't spent the time to see where KDE 3.3 kills screensaver on my FC3 system. I have tried other screensaver RPM's and even compiled the source to no avail. It somehow just does not work. I have no problem on my desktop, but it has never been formatted in 2 years. I started with Redhat 8 on it and just upgrade from redhat 8 to redhat 9 to FC1 to FC2 to FC3. Why it still works there I have no idea. But it does not work on my notebook. It is a fresh install of FC3.
To get the full use of xscreensaver back is goto your Configure Desktop > Screensavers.
Uncheck everything. Consider it disabled here.
Now goto a terminal screen and type ' xscreensaver & '.
When it appears click on the settings tab and select the screensaver you want, time for it to appear and time it resets.
Now in the time you set it at it should come up and run the screensaver.
Now if you want to get back into it you will need to type ' xscreensaver-demo '. Make changes and close.
I haven't figure out where to put it to autostart on every reboot. I know /etc/rc.local does not work since X is not up when that script is run. Putting certain items in /usr/bin/startkde just cause major conflicts.
I usually start it manually. I created a script called /home/<username>/xscreensaver.sh
Contents of script
# Starting Up XscreenSaver
Then I created a softlink to the Desktop. I can click on it and it starts up. I don't hit the settings button here. After 5 secs or so it dissappears. Note you need to make the script executable. Either can do properties on the script from the desktop and set permissions. Or at a terminal type chmod +x xscreensaver.sh
I haven't tried it but I believe one can copy the script to /home/<username>/.kde/autostart directory. If you give it a try let me know.
Let me know how well it works for you.
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