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Old 10-18-2004, 10:08 AM   #1
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What is the konsole command (KDE 3.3.1) to start the kscreensaver (not xscreensaver).?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:50 AM   #2
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On my machine, it's in: /opt/kde3/share/apps/kscreensaver

Have your tried using the full path?
 
Old 10-18-2004, 10:59 AM   #3
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Yes, it is not there. Maybe I am asking the wrong question. I do not use xscreensaver(I think, although it is installed), but I do use the screensaver that is built into kde. (right click, configure desktop, screensaver). I thought that was called kscreensaver, but maybe it is not? What I am trying to accomplish is to program a keyboard key to run a screensaver command through xmms/itouch plugin.

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Old 10-18-2004, 11:35 AM   #4
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In SuSE 9.1, the "right click configure desktop screensaver" uses the xscreensaver package, at least on my machine. You might be using xscreensaver without knowing.
 
Old 10-18-2004, 01:39 PM   #5
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Ok, I see the problem, but I'm not sure how to resolve it yet. If I issue the command 'xscreensaver-command -lock' from Konsole as user it will not start and lock. But if I start 'xscreensaver' first (thus enabling the xscreensaver daemon) and then issue the command the lock works fine. So I think KDE 3.3 must be running something on top of xscreensaver that starts the daemon and shuts it down when you log in/end it. So either I need to figure out what that command is to get the kde utility to run, or I need to figure out a way to get the xscreensaver daemon to run on kde startup.

Edit: I found this manpage, I'll give it a try.

"USING KDE (K DESKTOP ENVIRONMENT)
I understand that KDE has invented their own wrapper around xscreensaver, that is inferior to xscreensaver-demo(1) in any number of ways. I've never actually seen it, but I'm told that this is the way you disable it:

1: Switch off KDE's screen saver.
Open the ``Control Center'' and select the ``Look and Feel / Screensaver'' page. Turn off the ``Enable Screensaver'' checkbox.
2: Find your Autostart directory.
Open the ``Look and Feel / Desktop / Paths'' page, and see what your ``Autostart'' directory is set to: it will probably be ~/.kde3/Autostart/ or something similar.
3: Add xscreensaver to your startup programs.
Create a file in your autostart directory called launch-xscreensaver. Make that file be executable, and contain a single line: ``xscreensaver''.

Now use xscreensaver normally, controlling it via the usual xscreensaver-demo(1) and xscreensaver-command(1) mechanisms.

http://olympus.het.brown.edu/cgi-bin...xscreensaver+1

Edit: 2 - Ok I got it working by using the above. The main diference in SuSE is that Autostart is in directory ~/.kde and not in ~/.kde3

Thanks for your help Keith, you definatley got me going in the right direction.

Last edited by Harryc; 10-19-2004 at 06:24 AM.
 
  


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