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Re: xscreensaver cannot lock: no screensaver running on display



Hi,

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 &
[1] 32231
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 <chptma@gmail.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 <regexes@googlemail.com> 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
>> should?
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> #!/bin/sh
>> /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...
>> [xdmcp]
>> 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 <skipper44@comcast.net> 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
>>> session".
>>>
>>> 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...
>>>> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=508991
>>>>
>>>> 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?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>> regexes
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
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