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Old 08-02-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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xscreensaver password problem


Hello, when running xscreensaver, it prompts me for a password when coming out of it. Even though I do not have the password option checked. I tried "checking" the password option, testing the screensaver, it asked me for a password, fine. Then I un-checked the password option, tested the screensaver, it did not ask for the password, fine. Then I let the screensaver run automatically, after a short time, I move the mouse, hit the keyboard, and it asks for a password again. I check the settings, the password option is still not checked. Any ideas?

OpenSUSE 11.1
KDE 4.x

Oh, and by the way, it does it with any of the screeners I select, not just one specific one.
 
Old 08-03-2009, 03:37 AM   #2
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try runing "sudo dkpg-reconfigure gnome-screensaver-preferences"

that might be problem
 
Old 08-04-2009, 09:16 PM   #3
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Thank you for your reply jahic.mersudin, but that was not the problem. I do not have dkpg installed, nor am I running gnome (I do not know if that makes a difference or not).

But, I have a new development, when I change the screensaver, it changes to what I select. BUT, if I adjust the timer, it always activates at 10 minutes.

So, I can change the screensaver, but I cannot adjust the time, NOR can I negate the password prompt.

Also, I deleted the kde4 screensaver package completely, checked for a screensaver setup, and as expected there was not screen saver to choose from. BUT after 10 minutes, the last screen saver selected prior to deleting the package was the one the fired on!. And yes I have unchecked the "start automatically" option, and it STILL starts!

I am really confused, is there a hidden script somewhere that I can delete to force the program to "re-write" it and start from scratch?

Any help, thanks.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:00 AM   #4
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u are running Open Suse till now i only encounter Ubuntu so when someone mention linux i automaticly think of Ubuntu
 
Old 08-05-2009, 02:51 AM   #5
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u are running Open Suse till now i only encounter Ubuntu so when someone mention linux i automaticly think of Ubuntu
That's a very bad habit. You'll need to change it quickly.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-05-2009, 03:00 AM   #6
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Hello, when running xscreensaver, it prompts me for a password when coming out of it. Even though I do not have the password option checked. I tried "checking" the password option, testing the screensaver, it asked me for a password, fine. Then I un-checked the password option, tested the screensaver, it did not ask for the password, fine. Then I let the screensaver run automatically, after a short time, I move the mouse, hit the keyboard, and it asks for a password again. I check the settings, the password option is still not checked. Any ideas?

OpenSUSE 11.1
KDE 4.x

Oh, and by the way, it does it with any of the screeners I select, not just one specific one.
Are you sure this is the screensaver and not the power management devil? I would check the powermanagement settings.
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-05-2009, 06:07 PM   #7
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Thank you all for replying, yes I am pretty sure that it is not power management. I have the power management module set to 120 minutes, that is the max, and if you time it out, it does activate at 2 hours. No, this is definitely the screener which kicks in after 15 minutes, no matter what time frame I set it to. As I said earlier, even if I tell the screener not to start, after 15 minutes it automatically starts anyway. There has to be a hidden file somewhere with settings that for one reason or another, are not being updated. (Apologies, earlier I posted the screener start time at ten minutes, it actually is set to 15 minutes).

Last edited by almcneill; 08-05-2009 at 06:56 PM.
 
Old 08-05-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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In 3.5 it's in ~/.kde/share/kdesktoprc. Have you looked there?
cheers,
jdk
 
Old 08-18-2009, 07:33 PM   #9
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Yes, I have looked there...

But this is KDE 4.x not 3.x. So, I have tried everything that I can think of, short of re-installing the entire system again. Is there no one that can help? No matter what I do, the screener comes on after 15 minutes. ALWAYS prompts for a pass. I found the config file under the /.kde4/apps/etc.,etc.,etc., changed it by hand, the changes show up physically under the screener, but DO NOT TAKE EFFECT! The worst part is when I try to watch a movie, after 15 minutes here comes the screener! Yes, even mplayer's "do not allow screener" option has no effect! Something deeper more hidden is happening. And as far as I know, it has nothing to do with power management. I have set this to the max (120) and it follows the rules I set.


CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP BEFORE I LOSE MY MIND!!!!!!
 
  


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