Bug#590304: XScreenSaver hacks sometimes vanish from KDE system settings
(This presumably applies to kscreensaver-xsavers-webcollage as well.)
Sometimes I notice that the screensaver I picked doesn't run, and
instead the screen is just blanked. When I look in the KDE system
settings, I see that the XScreenSaver hacks are gone. KDE's own screen
savers are still listed, as are the ones from rss-glx.
Currently I have the following XScreenSaver packages installed:
ii xscreensaver-data 5.11-1
ii xscreensaver-data-extra 5.11-1
ii xscreensaver-gl 5.11-1
ii xscreensaver-gl-extra 5.11-1
ii xscreensaver-screensaver-bsod 5.11-1
ii xscreensaver-screensaver-webcollage 5.11-1
I.e. I do not have the actual "xscreensaver" package, since I figured
that KDE handles those parts by itself, and running both would just lead
If I do install "xscreensaver" the XScreenSaver hacks reappear in the
KDE system settings, and remain there even if I purge "xscreensaver"
immediately afterwards. I'm guessing that the problem is that the
.desktop files for the XScreenSaver hacks contain the following line:
Perhaps that should be removed? Or should there be a dependency on
xscreensaver after all? I'm sure you have a much better idea how this is
supposed to work than I do.