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Re: xscreensaver error: usage: xscreensaver-getimage [ -display host:dpy.screen ] [ -v ] window-id

on Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 08:12:25PM -0800, Marc Wilson (msw@cox.net) wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 08:29:33AM -0800, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> <description of xscreensaver hacks displaying help messages deleted>
> > No Google hits, strace doesn't help much.  Sounds like someone got their
> > args wrong.
> So LOOK at their arguments, fix them, and then file a bug.  The
> "Advanced" button on the "Settings" pane of every graphics hack is
> what you want.


The problem is the system call within the hacks themselves.  If you
noted, I was running antspotlight from the command line.

Among the broken hacks:  antspotlight, gflux (-mode grab), flipscreen3d,
and glslideshow.

Other hacks work correctly with screengrabs:  decayscreen, distort,
jigsaw, ripple (-water), slidescreen, spotlight, zoom, and others.

While my initial post may not have been clear:  it appears the hacks
themselves have incorrect system calls.  I was looking for


Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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