Strange problem with screen savers using Gnome on Redhat 6.2

Strange problem with screen savers using Gnome on Redhat 6.2

Post by Michae » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00



Hi.
The problem with the screen savers is that they are not running!.
I can see the preview of the screen savers fine (for the ones that have it).
I set the timeout to 1 minute, and waited...the screen saver did not come
on.
I switched to a different screen saver, and it didn't come on either.

Just to give you a better picture of my system, I installed all workstations
(GNOME, KDE, X11,..) because I am experimenting with each one.  I haven't
really changed much from the initial install other than adding an rpm (KDE's
tetris).

Any ideas?

Michael
linux newbie

 
 
 

Strange problem with screen savers using Gnome on Redhat 6.2

Post by Rasput » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00



>Hi.
>The problem with the screen savers is that they are not running!.
>I can see the preview of the screen savers fine (for the ones that have it).
>I set the timeout to 1 minute, and waited...the screen saver did not come
>on.
>I switched to a different screen saver, and it didn't come on either.

You are running as root. Don't.

--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Strange problem with screen savers using Gnome on Redhat 6.2

Post by Michae » Tue, 11 Jul 2000 04:00:00


I know the risks of running as root, and actually had to be root to add a
package and/or configure my soundcard.
But I agree with you...it is not a login I will use all the time.

So I guess from your answer that screensavers won't run if you are logged in
as root.  I think they did under Redhat 6.1 .

I'll test it tonight logged in as a normal user.

Thanks.



>>Hi.
>>The problem with the screen savers is that they are not running!.
>>I can see the preview of the screen savers fine (for the ones that have
it).
>>I set the timeout to 1 minute, and waited...the screen saver did not come
>>on.
>>I switched to a different screen saver, and it didn't come on either.

>You are running as root. Don't.

>--

>Rasputin.
>Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Strange problem with screen savers using Gnome on Redhat 6.2

Post by Rasput » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00



>I know the risks of running as root, and actually had to be root to add a
>package and/or configure my soundcard.
>But I agree with you...it is not a login I will use all the time.

>So I guess from your answer that screensavers won't run if you are logged in
>as root.  I think they did under Redhat 6.1 .

>I'll test it tonight logged in as a normal user.

>Thanks.

Sorry to be chesty, I'm thinking of making a new sigfile saying:

"Don't run xscreensaver as root"
and "create a file called .Xclients in ~"

:) - run it from the console [ xscreensaver ] and you'll get a URL
- read that and it might help.

--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Strange problem with screen savers using Gnome on Redhat 6.2

Post by Michae » Wed, 12 Jul 2000 04:00:00


You were right...screen savers worked when I was a normal user.
Thanks.



>>I know the risks of running as root, and actually had to be root to add a
>>package and/or configure my soundcard.
>>But I agree with you...it is not a login I will use all the time.

>>So I guess from your answer that screensavers won't run if you are logged
in
>>as root.  I think they did under Redhat 6.1 .

>>I'll test it tonight logged in as a normal user.

>>Thanks.

>Sorry to be chesty, I'm thinking of making a new sigfile saying:

>"Don't run xscreensaver as root"
>and "create a file called .Xclients in ~"

>:) - run it from the console [ xscreensaver ] and you'll get a URL
>- read that and it might help.

>--

>Rasputin.
>Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

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