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Old 06-18-2005, 11:48 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
Location: india
Distribution: Fedoracore1
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problem with screensaver in fedora core1

[root@localhost root]# xscreensaver-demo
xscreensaver-demo: 09:06:56: we're still running as root! Disaster!
Xlib: connection to ":0.0" refused by server
Xlib: No protocol specified

xscreensaver: Can't open display: :0.0
xscreensaver: initial effective uid/gid was root/root (0/0)
xscreensaver: running as nobody/nobody (99/99)

xscreensaver: This is probably because you're logging in as root. You
shouldn't log in as root: you should log in as a normal user,
and then `su' as needed. If you insist on logging in as
root, you will have to turn off X's security features before
xscreensaver will work.

Last edited by jasmeet93; 06-18-2005 at 11:51 PM.
Old 06-18-2005, 11:54 PM   #2
Registered: Apr 2005
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 350

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you are running as root!!! it flat out tells you what the problem is. open a terminal and type adduser
then make yourself a user account. then log in and the screensaver will work.
there is a script you can run but i cant remember it

something like localhost:0=somtin

hell i dont remeber, just listen to your mom and dont log in as root and run the x server.
Old 06-19-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Pennsylvania USA
Distribution: SuSE
Posts: 425

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useradd and passwd shouldn't be needed,fedora sets up the user account on the install unless you skip it.if it was skipped,just go into user management and add a user account.


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