Start xscreensaver at login?

Jani Monoses jani.monoses at
Mon Feb 20 21:57:35 UTC 2006

> I didn't think anything special was needed either, but it's not
> running when I log in.
> I installed Breezy server, then did "apt-get install xubuntu-desktop"
> and a couple other packages (gimp, xubuntu-artwork and some gstreamer
> codecs). I thought it should be running when I logged in, but it
> isn't.
> "ps aux | grep xscreen" shows nothing except the grep process, and if
> I run xscreensaver-demo, it says "The XScreenSAver daemon doens't seem
> to be running on display "0.0". Launch it now?"

the line in xinitrc seems to launch it if you're not root and not logging in
through vnc.
are you sure that xinitrc is run?
if it runs maybe xscreensaver crashes, see if there's any message on the
terminal you started
X from.

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