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Old 04-06-2005, 05:30 AM   #1
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After changelog update - Xscreensaver daemon 4.21 - will not start


I just upgraded to xscreensaver 4.21. When I try and start the daemon, it says the daemon failed to start properly, and to check my $PATH and permissions. When I run echo $PATH, I get this:

/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/opt/www/htdig/bin:/usr/lib/java/bin:/usr/lib/java/jre/bin:/opt/kde/bin:/usr/lib/qt/bin:/usr/share/texmf/bin:.

Has anyone else had a similar problem? How can I fix this?

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Old 04-06-2005, 08:44 AM   #2
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Could you post the output with :

ls -l /usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver
 
Old 04-06-2005, 09:52 AM   #3
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As soon as I get back to it, I will. I have tried this on two computers, so I think it may be a current problem. I have no problem recompiling. Did no one else have an issue with this?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:30 AM   #4
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>Did no one else have an issue with this?<

I had to chown /usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver from root.shadow to root.bin to get xscreensaver 4.21 to work. And I threw in a small script into /home/file/.kde/Autostart to get xscreensaver to start automatically with KDE.

Might not be the best solution, but it works, so I'm not overly concerned...

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Old 04-07-2005, 08:59 AM   #5
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Could you please tell me what that means? What difference does it make whether it is owned by root.shadow or root.bin? How do I just add something to my path?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 08:07 AM   #6
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This worked. Did everyone have this issue that upgraded from 4.19 to 4.21?
 
Old 04-08-2005, 08:56 AM   #7
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I've it too, I guess it's a problem with the current package.
 
  


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