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Old 09-30-2003, 12:17 PM   #1
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Unhappy xscreensaver on KDE 3.1

I installed Mandrake 9.1 and the KDE environment. I didnt install gnome, but I really like the xscreensaver, so I installed those too. When I use the control panel, though, I cannot find the xscreensavers. Additionally, I cannot lock my computer with the xscreensavers, it goes into the very boring screensaver installed by KDE. How can I get KDE to use xscreensavers? Do I have to tchange the windowmanager in Mandrake Config? I am afraid this will freeze my computer. What I'm doing now is: I shut down the KDE screensaver and run xscreensaver-demo froma konsole...but everytime I lock the computer, the bloody thing goes back on.

Old 10-01-2003, 01:32 AM   #2
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Ok, first of all, disable the KDE screensaver in the KDE control Center. Make sure you have all of the xscreensaver files installed:

xscreensaver.kss (not sure bout this one)

Then you should be able to run xscreensaver from a terminal and get the config to your liking. There is an option in there somewhere to password protect it (meaning you have to enter a password to go back to your desktop)
Old 10-02-2003, 02:01 AM   #3
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Hey, If you google for mandrake kde and xscreensaver, you should come up with a relevant mandrake related site that tells you how to set up xscreensaver to start when kde does. I dont remember exactly but its basically a little script. If i find my saved copy of the instructions I'll post em.
Old 10-02-2003, 11:47 AM   #4
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I googled the answer to the problem and found this:
add the following command:

"Xscreensaver --no-splash &"

to .xinitrc or .xsession.

I havent tried it, `cause I`m at work and here I run RH8, but I'll tryit when I get home. Nonetheless, since I am a very big Newbie, I don't know if this is gonna do it. I thought it had to do with some moficication of the control-center script.



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