Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by Cliff Alle » Wed, 20 Sep 2000 04:00:00



Hello Everyone. I am using Red Hat 6.2 and Helix Gnome and I am having
the most bizarre problem between GNOME Screen Saver and XScreen Saver.
The problem is, I have a screen saver selected in GNOME Screen Saver
to start after 10 minutes and when that screen saver runs, it starts
my XScreen Saver instead of the GNOME Screen Saver I have specified.
As it stands now, I can no longer get my GNOME Screen Saver to
function. The only thing that works is my XScreen Saver. It appears
that XScreen Saver is overriding GNOME Screen Saver somehow. The GNOME
Screen Saver did function normally for a while until I started playing
with the XScreen Saver. I am wondering if there is anyway to restore
the defaults for either GNOME Screen Saver or XScreen Saver. Also, I
am wondering what the purpose is of having both screen saver programs
one 1 system. I understand that GNOME Screen Saver is used for the
GNOME GUI environment and that XScreen Saver is used for the X Server,
but it seems that they conflict with each other. Anyway, any help
would be greatly appreciated.

Cliff Allen
Level 2 Technicial Specialist
United Parcel Service

 
 
 

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by Rasput » Thu, 21 Sep 2000 04:00:00



>Hello Everyone. I am using Red Hat 6.2 and Helix Gnome and I am having
>the most bizarre problem between GNOME Screen Saver and XScreen Saver.
>The problem is, I have a screen saver selected in GNOME Screen Saver

gnome control panel provides a front end to xscreensaver.

But they are two frontends to the ame thing, so if you create
settings in xcscreensaver, you'll see them in GNOME.
--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by Cliff Alle » Thu, 21 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Hey Rasputin,

Thanks for replying. I was unaware of that. If that is the case, then
how can I get just the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME to run. Do I
first have to uncheck all of the demo's in XScreen Saver and configure
the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME. At this time, none of my GNOME
screen savers are working. I am still a little unclear on this
problem.



>Hello Everyone. I am using Red Hat 6.2 and Helix Gnome and I am
having
>the most bizarre problem between GNOME Screen Saver and XScreen
Saver.
>The problem is, I have a screen saver selected in GNOME Screen Saver

gnome control panel provides a front end to xscreensaver.

But they are two frontends to the ame thing, so if you create
settings in xcscreensaver, you'll see them in GNOME.
--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by Rasput » Fri, 22 Sep 2000 04:00:00



>Hey Rasputin,

>Thanks for replying. I was unaware of that. If that is the case, then
>how can I get just the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME to run. Do I
>first have to uncheck all of the demo's in XScreen Saver and configure
>the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME.

Good choice :)

Besy way I found of doing this:

run xscreensaver from ~/.xinitrc
from a console type:

 xscreensaver-command -demo

Choose xmatrix, and save n quit the demo frontend.

Then you can open up ~/.xscreensaver and remove all the entries
under 'programs' except for xmatrix.

Quote:> At this time, none of my GNOME screen savers are working.
> I am still a little unclear on this problem.

If you're running as root , they won't.
Try running xscreensaver from a console to see why.

This way, you're not at the mercy of gnome's session management,
which is the shakiest thing I run.



>>Hello Everyone. I am using Red Hat 6.2 and Helix Gnome and I am
>having
>>the most bizarre problem between GNOME Screen Saver and XScreen
>Saver.
>>The problem is, I have a screen saver selected in GNOME Screen Saver

>gnome control panel provides a front end to xscreensaver.

>But they are two frontends to the ame thing, so if you create
>settings in xcscreensaver, you'll see them in GNOME.

--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by Cliff Alle » Fri, 22 Sep 2000 04:00:00


Thanks for all your help Rasputin. Problem resolved.

Cliff



>Hey Rasputin,

>Thanks for replying. I was unaware of that. If that is the case, then
>how can I get just the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME to run. Do I
>first have to uncheck all of the demo's in XScreen Saver and
configure
>the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME.

Good choice :)

Besy way I found of doing this:

run xscreensaver from ~/.xinitrc
from a console type:

xscreensaver-command -demo

Choose xmatrix, and save n quit the demo frontend.

Then you can open up ~/.xscreensaver and remove all the entries
under 'programs' except for xmatrix.

Quote:> At this time, none of my GNOME screen savers are working.
> I am still a little unclear on this problem.

If you're running as root , they won't.
Try running xscreensaver from a console to see why.

This way, you're not at the mercy of gnome's session management,
which is the shakiest thing I run.



>>Hello Everyone. I am using Red Hat 6.2 and Helix Gnome and I am
>having
>>the most bizarre problem between GNOME Screen Saver and XScreen
>Saver.
>>The problem is, I have a screen saver selected in GNOME Screen Saver

>gnome control panel provides a front end to xscreensaver.

>But they are two frontends to the ame thing, so if you create
>settings in xcscreensaver, you'll see them in GNOME.

--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by mpierc » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 14:09:43


I'm running Enlightenment0.4.16 with the command
        kfm &       #displays KDE desktop overlay
        exec enlightenment
in my ~/.xinitrc.

I don't have the file, ~/.xscreensaver

How do I create it, ie, what has to go into it and do I simply add
        xscreensaver &
to my ~/.xinitrc file so it becomes operational
Marvin




>>Hey Rasputin,

>>Thanks for replying. I was unaware of that. If that is the case, then
>>how can I get just the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME to run. Do I first
>>have to uncheck all of the demo's in XScreen Saver and configure the
>>Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME.

> Good choice :)

> Besy way I found of doing this:

> run xscreensaver from ~/.xinitrc from a console type:

>  xscreensaver-command -demo

> Choose xmatrix, and save n quit the demo frontend.

> Then you can open up ~/.xscreensaver and remove all the entries under
> 'programs' except for xmatrix.

>> At this time, none of my GNOME screen savers are working. I am still a
>> little unclear on this problem.

> If you're running as root , they won't. Try running xscreensaver from a
> console to see why.

> This way, you're not at the mercy of gnome's session management, which
> is the shakiest thing I run.


>>>Hello Everyone. I am using Red Hat 6.2 and Helix Gnome and I am
>>having
>>>the most bizarre problem between GNOME Screen Saver and XScreen
>>Saver.
>>>The problem is, I have a screen saver selected in GNOME Screen Saver

>>gnome control panel provides a front end to xscreensaver.

>>But they are two frontends to the ame thing, so if you create settings
>>in xcscreensaver, you'll see them in GNOME.

> --

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

 
 
 

Problems with Gnome Screen Saver and XScreen Saver

Post by Rasput » Sat, 23 Sep 2000 04:00:00



>I don't have the file, ~/.xscreensaver
>How do I create it

See below; if you run
xscreensaver-command -demo
(after you've started xscreensaver from .xinitrc)
it'll generate the file for you.

Quote:>    xscreensaver &
>to my ~/.xinitrc file so it becomes operational
>Marvin

yes; needs to be above the 'exec windowmanager' line


>>>Hey Rasputin,

>>>Thanks for replying. I was unaware of that. If that is the case, then
>>>how can I get just the Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME to run. Do I first
>>>have to uncheck all of the demo's in XScreen Saver and configure the
>>>Xmatrix screen saver in GNOME.

>> Good choice :)

>> Best way I found of doing this:

>> run xscreensaver from ~/.xinitrc from a console type:

>>  xscreensaver-command -demo

>> Choose xmatrix, and save n quit the demo frontend.

>> Then you can open up ~/.xscreensaver and remove all the entries under
>> 'programs' except for xmatrix.

--

Rasputin.
Jack of All Trades - Master of Nuns.

 
 
 

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