xscreensaver issues

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Thu Mar 8 21:08:40 UTC 2012

On 03/08/2012 11:07 AM, Pete Smout wrote:
> On 06/03/12 22:34, Ric Moore wrote:
>> On 03/06/2012 04:19 PM, Gerhard Magnus wrote:
>>> 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.
>> Welcome to the land of the RedHat ex-pats! I sincerely believe that if
>> Bob Young had stayed on, that the boxed set would still be alive, as he
>> understood that the future support paying admins needed a sandbox to
>> grow and thrive in. It was like divorcing an unfaithful harsh mistress.
>> And, previously, I worked there. I just needed to get MY stuff done.
>> Again, welcome! Ric
> Hi,
> I have since 'regressed' back to lucid (10.04 LTS) for reasons
> previously run to exhaustion on this list (just search unity!!) but I
> did have x-screensaver running ok on 11.10 before the 'downgrade'!
> from memory I had to 'completely remove' the gnome-screensaver (and all
> bits) in synaptic, then install x-screensaver and add it to my startup
> apps. list. the only thing I never sorted was the smplayer would not
> disable screensaver when in full screen, but I am sure that if I looked
> in the code for smplayer I would find a reference to the gnome
> screensaver which needed changing, but I lost patience and 'downgraded'
> before I looked into that.

Just installing xfce would have saved you the trouble and you'd be 
running the newest stuff. But, not as NEW as the beta stuff in Fedora. 
There is a diff between NEW here and NEW there.. thankfully. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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