magnus at agora.rdrop.com
Tue Mar 6 21:19:14 UTC 2012
I am in the process of changing the linux distribution on my small LAN
from Fedora to Ubuntu 11.10. Whatever the issues may be with Ubuntu,
they're nothing compared to the disaster Fedora has turned into. I don't
mind every little thing being an adventure with linux, but solving
"computer problems" isn't my main form of entertainment in this life. And
when things as basic as ssh and NFS no longer work, and developers have
made huge changes without documenting much of anything... well, it's time
to move on.
Many Ubuntu-related websites -- e.g.
-- give instructions for installing xscreensaver as basically (1) remove
gnome-screensaver, (2) install xscreensaver-related packages, and (3) add
xscreensaver -nosplash to the "Startup Applications Preferences" list. I
But then xscreensaver never started and when I tried starting it from Dash
the system froze. So I took it off the Startup list and started it
manually. I then got these two messages (and replied "Yes" to both):
"The GNOME screensaver daemon appears to be running. It must be stopped
for XScreenSaver to work properly. Stop the GNOME screensaver daemon now?"
"The XScreensaver daemon doesn't seem to be running on display :0. Launch
Then I was able to configure xscreensaver and then get it working by
hitting the "Preview" button. Assuming I first start if from Dash,
xscreensaver will now also begin its display after the time I have set
for it on the configuration panel.
(1) Apparently gnome-screensaver is re-installed and automatically starts
up with each boot regardless of whether I remove it! Why does this happen
and how can I stop it? Does it matter in terms of...
(2) I am still unable to start xscreensaver automatically from the Startup
Any suggestions as to how I can further hack away at this would be most
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