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Re: How to compile xscreensaver under Knoppix?


Tim Ross wrote:
> I'm running Knoppix 5.0.1 Live CD and can not get the K Button | Lock Session function to lock the screen (passwords are set on the accounts root and knoppix). So, I'd like to get xscreensaver to lock the screen. I have the package xscreensaver_4.24-4_i386.deb, installed it, and can lock the screen. However, the package gets installed into RAM...
You can simply use a persistent KNOPPIX disk image that will keep all
your changes (your installed packages and so on), you clould put it on
your usbkey

Most cool. That saved the day for xscreensaver binaries... Thanks!
> So, I'd like to compile/install xscreensaver on my handy dandy flash drive so I don't have to install xscreensaver every time I use Knoppix. When I attempt to configure xscreensaver, I get:
> root@1[xscreensaver-5.00]# ./configure
> current directory: /media/sda1/x/bin/xscreensaver-5.00
> command line was: ./configure
> checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
> ...
> checking perl version... 5.008008
> checking for X... no
> configure: error: Couldn't find X11 headers/libs. Try `./configure --help'.
Seems you need headers for X11 lib, maybe libx11-dev package ?
That makes sense... Now I have to find the right package...
cf: apt-cache search X11 headers
> So, can anyone assist with supplying the proper switches and whatever path locations are needed to configure xscreensaver? Thanks!
If it doesn't help you, maybe you only need to modify kdelock

cf: dpkg -L kdelock-knoppix

this command will show you that /usr/bin/kdesktop_lock is
/usr/bin/kdesktop_lock.orig exists, but when I envoke it the screen does not lock. Does it lock for you?

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