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Old 01-10-2005, 06:16 PM   #1
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Question xscreensavers that are in KDE screensaver applet not working

After searching the board, Google and I have found no good answer to this:

The xscreensavers that are included in the KDE screensaver applet (under look and feel) don't work,
While in the KDE screensaver applet I can click configure and test and am able to configure and test the xscreensavers included.
However when I wait for the time out (set at 1 minute for testing purposes, the screen just goes blank.

Based on suggestions found in afore mentioned searches I typed xscreensaver-demo as root (in a terminal window of course). No problem other than it whined that you can't run xscreensaver as root and that the daemon wasn't running.
Then I ran it as my normal user I got the following:
xscreensaver-demo is running as user "normal_user" on host ""
But the xscreensaver manageing display ":0.0"
is running as user "nobody" on host ""

Since they are different users, they won't be reading /writing
the same ~/.xscreensaver file, so xscreensaver-demo isn't
going to work right.

You should either re-run xscreensaver-demo as "nobody", or re-run 
xscreensaver as "normal_user"

Restart the daemon now?
Where doese this user nobody come from? is it a mandrake thing?
and how the heck do i get it to work?

I also notice that when i use the autocomplete function there is a "xscreensaver.kss" file.

Thanks in advance for all of your help!
Old 01-11-2005, 11:02 PM   #2
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Just found out on mandrake user (newbie) list that this is a bug in the version of xscreensaver included with mdk.
They have released an update to the mirrors which i am currently downloading
Old 02-25-2005, 03:22 PM   #3
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Hi, Im having the same trouble, whats the name of the update you refer to?

Old 02-25-2005, 03:56 PM   #4
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There are updates for Mandrake 10.1 Official which fix this. in short, allow it to update everything that needs updated.


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