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Old 11-01-2004, 05:27 AM   #1
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XScreenSaver in startup


How to make the XScreenSaver deamon start when I login and startx.
I have add

xscreensaver-command -exit
xscreensaver &

in my initrc. But it can't work.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:06 AM   #2
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man xscreensaver
 
Old 11-01-2004, 11:51 AM   #3
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If your logged in as a user, you don't need to do anything.

As a user, run:

ps -ef|grep xscreen

and you should see something like:

tpatrick 2450 1 0 10:17 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver -nosplash

xscreensaver doesn't run as root, unless you do a little bit of configuration, which you can read in the man pages.

You don't need the entry in the initrc file.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 05:48 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally posted by jtp51
If your logged in as a user, you don't need to do anything.

As a user, run:

ps -ef|grep xscreen

and you should see something like:

tpatrick 2450 1 0 10:17 ? 00:00:00 xscreensaver -nosplash

My output is different

bash-2.05b$ ps -ef|grep xscreen
hunterf 12351 12106 0 Nov01 tty1 00:00:02 xscreensaver
hunterf 15016 15014 0 19:39 pts/0 00:00:00 grep xscreen
 
Old 11-02-2004, 11:52 AM   #5
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That's ok if your output is different...

If your logged in as a user. Find and Kill the process, then run:

Code:
xscreensaver
You should get the xscreensaver window, click 'settings'

Once you make your changes, under the File menu, select 'Restart Daemon' and after it's done processing, select 'Quit or Exit'

Then run:

Code:
ps -ef|grep xscreen
And you should see the xscreensaver process running.
 
Old 11-02-2004, 07:58 PM   #6
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Yah, now I have the output that same as you. Then now I need to repeat this step when each time I login and startx?
 
Old 11-02-2004, 08:58 PM   #7
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It should work if you put it in your ~/.xinitrc file or if you want all users to use it put it in /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc
 
Old 11-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #8
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What should I put in ~/.xinitrc ?

Is it
xscreensaver-command -exit
xscreensaver &

these?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 12:04 AM   #9
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Just xscreensaver& will do the work.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:31 AM   #10
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Originally posted by gbonvehi
Just xscreensaver& will do the work.
I had try. It not really work. I still need to retype it again when I startx.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 03:35 AM   #11
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Are you sure that your xinitrc is being read? Where did you add that line, try adding some other program there like xterm& to see if it fires up. By the way, you have to add that line BEFORE the window manager get's executed.
 
Old 11-03-2004, 04:59 AM   #12
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Hehe. I write after the window manager executed. Thanks, it is working now.

Beside that, should I ask them close this thread?
 
Old 11-03-2004, 05:54 AM   #13
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Glad to hear it's solved

I don't think you should ask to close this thread, rarely a thread is closed here, most of them are because someone post the same thing on two different forums (it's not allowed, there are rules here ). The rest of the threads stay open in case someone with the same problem or a different solution want to take a look and post on it.
 
Old 11-04-2004, 05:07 AM   #14
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I see. Really thx your help hehe.
 
  


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