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Old 07-29-2004, 01:20 AM   #1
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screensavers in KDE (Drake 10 vs. Slack 10)

I run Mandrake 10 official on my main desktop.

I recently tried to install it to my Toshiba Satellite Pro 4330 laptop (This is a whole other story of PCMCIA network, video card and display problems...I shoulda left 9.2 on there. Why'd they break 10?! )

Anyways, I decided that I'd give another distro a try for fun again, so I installed Slackware 10 on the laptop. After getting used to the differences and getting everything working I decided I just might leave it on there for awhile.

My insignificant problem is this:

I noticed that KDE 3.2.3 under slackware can run the xscreensavers (glmatrix is damn cool). They're listed in the KDE screensaver panel and everything.

Mandrake 10 does not seem to recognize xscreensavers with it's branched version of KDE. I can RUN xscreensaver from a console and view them all, set settings and such though.

I tried copying the .desktop files from Slack ( /opt/kde/share/applnk/System/Screensavers) to Mandrake in the following locations:

Mandrake will LIST the screensavers, but it will not preview or run them. (This worked for me in Mandrake 9.2 BTW). I'm at a loss.

It seems that Slack uses programs called "kxsconfig" and "kxsrun" (open up a .desktop file with Kwrite) which don't seem to be included with the english library of KDE kde-i18n (on Mandrake anyway).

Some poking around the net turned up Suse offering a kdeartwork3 package that includes these programs. I don't know how they work or what they do.

Anybody get the xscreensavers to display in the screensaver panel and running normally?

Old 07-29-2004, 01:44 PM   #2
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in Slack there is a hidden file called
.xscreensavers in users home directory.

Not sure about madrake way of so called filesystem.......but in Slackware
they are in........../usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver
everything in there should show up on the menu


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