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Re: Screensavers for FC4?



Bart Kalita wrote:

On Wed, 2005-06-22 at 22:54 -0400, Jim Cornette wrote:

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.xscreensaver is a hidden file. Did you use nautilus to look for the file? It would not be displayed if hidden files were not unhid.

Try this:
Open a terminal from Applications --> System Tools Terminal. A terminal should open.
In the terminal type the below at the prompt.
rm .xscreensaver
xscreensaver-demo


When the screen saver comes up, you should be at the default settings. Your previous settings will not be there. Set them to your liking and then close down the application. If there still is not all of the screensavers displayed, list the output of installed programs.

in the terminal, type the below and report back what the output to the terminal is.
rpm -qa | grep xscreensaver
I get the output below:
xscreensaver-gl-extras-4.21-4
xscreensaver-extras-4.21-4
xscreensaver-base-4.21-4


I'm just trying to be complete. I added the additional steps to be safe.

Jim




-- "I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means. It means we get to keep all our old mistakes." -- Dennie van Tassel




[bart nemesis ~]$ rm .xscreensaver [bart nemesis ~]$ xscreensaver-demo xscreensaver-demo: 06:50:01: realpath /home/bart/.xscreensaver: No such file or directory xscreensaver-demo: 06:50:01: realpath /home/bart/.xscreensaver: No such file or directory [bart nemesis ~]$

No Change

All the rpms removed with --nodeps option .xscreensaver file removed and
files reinstalled via yum, reboot, no change in the screensaver list but
xscreensaver-demo works and selected screensaver starts without locking
the screen with the password.

now everything works just fine.

but there is still no full list of screensavers when looked at form:
right click desktop, configure desktop, screen saver.

anyway, thanx for all your help.




I just had to try this to be sure. I renamed .xscreensaver to .xscreensaver.backup - Then ran xscreensaver-demo to test this out. I then checked the home directory after closing down the demo.

~]$ ls .xscre*
.xscreensaver  .xscreensaver.backup

Ah! you are using KDE.

I just tried kde (The New Login feature is great for multiple GUIs. w/ multiple desktops)

Anyway, Once KDE loaded, I did as you described and then clicked on the setup button. A screen came up where you had checkmarks to allow extra screensvers and gl-extras.

They were both checked when I opened up setup.

I use GNOME mostly, it comes in handy having several installed for these type of tests.

Did you click on the setup button?

Jim

--
"I've finally learned what `upward compatible' means.	It means we
 get to keep all our old mistakes."
-- Dennie van Tassel


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