Re: xscreensaver cannot lock: no screensaver running on display
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- Subject: Re: xscreensaver cannot lock: no screensaver running on display
- From: reg exes <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 09:14:46 +0200
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That's the problem...
xscreensaver & --> this works and xscreensaver is then running.It's
being run as my user, i.e. not root.
xscreensaver-command -lock --> this does not work. I always receive
the error below...
host1:myuser:~> xscreensaver &
host1:myuser:~> ps -ef | grep xscreen
myuser 32231 32228 0 09:06 pts/0 00:00:00 xscreensaver
myuser 32234 32228 0 09:07 pts/0 00:00:00 grep xscreen
host1:myuser:~> xscreensaver-command -lock
xscreensaver-command: no screensaver is running on display :0.0
The xscreensaver is running but I cannot lock the screen. I'm on
display :0.0 as well. If I start xscreensaver with the command..
host1:myuser:~> xscreensaver -display :0.0 &
it makes no difference. I still receive the error.
2010/9/1 Jaime Ochoa Malagón <email@example.com>:
> xscreensaver &
> xscreensaver-command -lock
> should work or is not running xscreensaver after the fisrt step?
> ps aux |grep xscreensaver
> don't use root!!!
> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 3:57 AM, reg exes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> I'm not using KDE... I'm using Enlightenment as my window manager.
>> Doesn't seem to matter anway. I cannot get xscreensaver to do what it
>> If I run xscreensaver manually and then try lock the screen, I always get
>> host1:myuser:~> xscreensaver-command -lock
>> xscreensaver-command: no screensaver is running on display :0.0
>> I thought I would try adding it to the xinitrc... maybe it has to be
>> started then.
>> /usr/bin/xscreensaver -display :0.0 &
>> I tried this in my user's .xinitrc and as root. Didn't help either
>> way, same problem.
>> Ok.. then I tried adding it to the gdm.conf file... my system is using gdm...
>> I added this line...
>> BackgroundProgram=xscreensaver -display :0.0 -no-splash
>> Didn't help.. I still get the same error.
>> I don't understand what I'm doing wrong?
>> On Wed, Sep 1, 2010 at 1:45 AM, Whit Hansell <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> If your running KDE, go the K(Start button, lower left of screen and at
>>> the bottom along with "switch user" and "log out", you will find "lock
>>> reg exes wrote:
>>>> Hello everyone,
>>>> I upgraded my system from Etch to Lenny a looong time ago... just
>>>> noticed something odd.
>>>> When trying to lock my screen with xscreensaver, it dies...
>>>> host1:myuser:~> xscreensaver-command -lock
>>>> xscreensaver-command: no screensaver is running on display :0.0
>>>> I've searched for solutions and can't seem to find anything which helps..
>>>> I found this on the Debian Bugs List...
>>>> But I'm using the version from stable...
>>>> host1:myuser:~> aptitude show xscreensaver
>>>> Package: xscreensaver
>>>> State: installed
>>>> Automatically installed: no
>>>> Version: 5.05-3+lenny1
>>>> Anyone have an idea?
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