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Old 08-22-2008, 01:11 AM   #1
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ScreenSaver off

When i open Screensaver as a root user it says-

"The XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running on display "0:0" Launch it now?"

warning message is shown. I am trying to off screen saver. How can i off screen saver as a root user.
Old 08-22-2008, 03:29 AM   #2
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You should not have to be root to disable the screensaver. What distro are you using? Turning off the screensaver is avaulable from the user preferences in every distro I have tried.
In Ubuntu, for example, go to system > preferences > screensaver, and you can turn it off or change it or what ever you want.
If you are running all the time as a root user, this is a big no-no and security risk. Always run as a regular user.

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