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Screensave/ Lock Screen

Post by kovax » Tue May 16, 2006 6:58 am

Has anyone seen this before? I log in as my userid and i have a few temrminal sessions open. I am also running vmware workstation. What seems to happen is that if I am logged in for a long time my screensaver will not kick in. Also, if i am walking away if i try to lock my machine not thing happens.
I am running Red Hat 9.

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Post by Void Main » Tue May 16, 2006 9:40 am

If you go into your screensaver preferences can you do a "Preview" on any of the screensavers?

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Post by kovax » Tue May 16, 2006 10:26 am

I can not preview them either.

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Post by Void Main » Tue May 16, 2006 12:01 pm

What sort of error do you get when you try and run xscreensaver at a shell prompt?

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Post by kovax » Tue May 16, 2006 12:32 pm

xscreensaver: 14:27:07: could not execute "xscreensaver-demo": No such file or directory
xscreensaver: 14:27:07: 0: child pid 5258 (xscreensaver-demo) exited abnormally (code 1).

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Post by Void Main » Tue May 16, 2006 1:22 pm

What is the output of "rpm -qa | grep xscreensaver"?

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Post by kovax » Wed May 17, 2006 5:25 am

I get no output from the following command.

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Post by Void Main » Wed May 17, 2006 7:58 am

Sounds like a good reason why it's not working. You need to install the xscreensaver RPM:

http://rh-mirror.linux.iastate.edu/fedo ... 2.i386.rpm

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Post by kovax » Wed May 17, 2006 10:52 am

rpm -ivh xscreensaver-4.07-2.i386.rpm
error: Failed dependencies:
xloadimage is needed by xscreensaver-4.07-2

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Post by Void Main » Wed May 17, 2006 11:10 am

So install xloadimage. If you had apt installed it would have installed that automatically when you did an "apt-get install xscreensaver".

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Post by Master of Reality » Thu May 18, 2006 11:16 am

or you could use "yum install xscreesaver" :P

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Post by Void Main » Thu May 18, 2006 12:29 pm

Master of Reality wrote:or you could use "yum install xscreesaver" :P
Except he would have to install it first just like he would have to install apt first and point to the legacy repositories. Remember, he's working with RedHat 9 which is 6 releases old. Yum didn't come until a few releases after RH9. Personally I would just upgrade the machine to FC5 if I were him and be done with it. :) I was just answering the questions and figured he might have have a real good reason not to upgrade.

If he did want to install apt or yum he can can check this out:

Fedora Legacy apt howto:
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/apt-rh9.php
Fedora Legacy yum howto:
http://www.fedoralegacy.org/docs/yum-rh9.php

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Post by Calum » Sat May 20, 2006 4:37 pm

there's nothing wrong with red hat 9.

it's interesting how quickly linux advocates forget that one of the huge plus points about linux distributions *used* to be that there was no forced upgrade cycle like there is with other operating environments...

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Post by Master of Reality » Sat May 20, 2006 5:15 pm

id say apt, yum, or smartpm is definately worthwhile to install on red hat though. Theres nothing like the automatic dependency checking and such.

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Post by Calum » Sun May 21, 2006 10:15 am

i agree, apt (and synaptic perhaps) are the first thing you should install on a system that you can install them on. and whatever you can get from apt-get update && apt-get upgrade is the next thing you should install!

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