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    Question Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Hi,

    The screensaver seems to have issues.

    Code:
    The GNOME screensaver daemon appears to be running.
    It must be stopped for XScreenSaver to work properly.
    Stop the GNOME screen saver daemon now?
    Once I press OK, I get this:

    Code:
    The XScreenSaver daemon doesn't seem to be running
    on display ":0".  Launch it now?
    However this doesn't seem to solve it.

    I have found this thread here from 2006:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=195557

    Not sure if its still the case after 6 years.

    Any comments?

    Thanks,

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Default, Gnome screensaver is activated.
    You installed XScreenSaver, and you tried to start it.
    Before that, Gnome screensaver must be stopped.
    And then you lauched XScreenSaver.

    So there is no issue, this is correct behaviour.

    If you want to remove Gnome screensaver(in order to start XScreenSaver at boot time) to this

    sudo apt-get remove gnome-screensaver
    After that go to startup aplications and add
    xscreensaver –nosplash

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Quote Originally Posted by mutap View Post
    Default, Gnome screensaver is activated.
    You installed XScreenSaver, and you tried to start it.
    Before that, Gnome screensaver must be stopped.
    And then you lauched XScreenSaver.

    So there is no issue, this is correct behaviour.

    If you want to remove Gnome screensaver(in order to start XScreenSaver at boot time) to this



    After that go to startup aplications and add
    Thanks for your reply. Which one is better to keep? Gnome or XScreenSaver?

    Thank you

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Well, I like XScreenSaver and I use it, but it is just a matter of taste.
    Try Gnome screensaver, try X, and choose what you like better.

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Quote Originally Posted by mutap View Post
    Well, I like XScreenSaver and I use it, but it is just a matter of taste.
    Try Gnome screensaver, try X, and choose what you like better.
    It seems to me, I can't set the gnome screensaver. All it does is just blanking the screen. I think thats why everyone is going for X-Screensaver. :-\

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    I've uninstalled the gnome screensaver daemon, and added xscreensaver to the startup applications, but i still have to manually start xscreensaver upon boot. i've followed instructions from multiple forums and pages, and most can't be done due to error messages, the rest just don't work. I have even tried the steps listed in this thread with no results. Does anybody know what's going on here?

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1976MrEMan View Post
    I've uninstalled the gnome screensaver daemon, and added xscreensaver to the startup applications, but i still have to manually start xscreensaver upon boot. i've followed instructions from multiple forums and pages, and most can't be done due to error messages, the rest just don't work. I have even tried the steps listed in this thread with no results. Does anybody know what's going on here?
    The command is actually:
    Code:
    xscreensaver -no-splash
    ...(there's a typo earlier in this thread).

    If that still doesn't work, have a look at the .xsession-errors log file in your home directory (the file is a hidden file) for some information on what may have gone wrong.

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    I got it, and yes, it was a typo. Everyone note the space between xscreensaver, and -nosplash. Thanks, Toz

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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Thanks helped me today!
    PsiloCybin "Bye bye windows, hello Linux" PsiloCybin


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    Re: Screensaver problem (XScreenSaver vs Gnome)

    Quote Originally Posted by Houmie View Post
    It seems to me, I can't set the gnome screensaver. All it does is just blanking the screen. I think thats why everyone is going for X-Screensaver. :-\
    On some systems Gnome screensaver fails to turn off the display, at most it will blank the screen, but it will not turn it off.
    I think there is a bug somewhere but I can't find it now.

    XScreensaver does not suffer from this bug because it is using xset and DPMS and such.

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