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Thread: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

  1. #41
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    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    >>Maybe installing those apps created/changed an environment variable that xscreensaver also uses.
    Hi Toz,
    that's my idea, perhaps I should have asked Jamie Zawinski first, instead of pestering this forum with my machine configuration issues.
    So thanks for your help and kindness.

    I'm on another machine now, I'll try the "linking" tweak tonight.

    Have a nice day,
    D

  2. #42
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    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    Hi Toz, you did it, your tweak works!

    Here's the results of your command:
    #david@zaphod:~$ ls -l $HOME | grep tmp
    drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 lug 28 12:32 tmp

    Then I tried the symbolic linking but I I couldn't (permission denied), so I sudoed it and ...bingooo, I can see my son's pictures again in my screensaver.

    Thank you very much for your help,

    David

  3. #43
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    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    I'm glad it worked, but tmp in your home directory shouldn't be owned by root. Something is not right there. Did you ever run xscreensaver as root? Perhaps that is when the ownership to that folder changed. You might also try changing the ownership of that folder:
    Code:
    sudo chown david:david $HOME/tmp
    ...or if you're adventurous, try deleting the folder and see if it gets recreated or ends up using your home directory again.

  4. #44
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    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    mmmh, I'm very adventurous, but I think I'm going to stick to this tweak, unless it stops working just fine as is keeps doing even after a restart, eheh.

    I always try to abide a rule (I suppose it's universal among the people who fix things) that is: "is it working? don't touch it!...if you can stop yourself".

    Anyway, if my fingers will get bored and start craving for some hot keyboarding, I may try the other tweaks, I only need to know how to put the things as they were before i.e. how to remove the command "ln -s".

    Thank you very much again,

    David

  5. #45

    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    I have the same problem and was reading the thread. What was the final answer? I was (still not sure how) able to get the preview window to see my PICTURE folder. But the screensaver did not. Any chance, "Jamie Zawinski, based on an earlier version that was Copyright © 2002 by Mike Oliphant." could update the software to get it to work instead of us tweaking it.

  6. #46
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    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    Hi J_of_C,

    Did you see post #10?
    That's what I used to fix the problem.
    No idea if this fix works on any system other than 12.04, 64 bits.

    Good luck

  7. #47
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    Re: Xscreensaver GLSLideshow Does Not See My Images

    perfect, solved the problem in my computer with ubuntu 12.04lts 32bits

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