[lug] Questions

Scott A. Herod herod at interact-tv.com
Fri Nov 17 14:42:33 MST 2000

The Atlantis screen saver does require OpenGL ( Mesa ).  You can
check to see if it works standalone by running xscreensaver-demo.
Notice you can also turn the xscreen-saver daemon on and off there.

"D. Stimits" wrote:
> MauroMedia wrote:
> >
> > The screensaver isn\'t coming on at all. It\'s not an
> > OpenGL.
> > I\'m running RedHat 7.0 with Helix Gnome.
> > When I try to start it from the command line, it tells
> > me that there\'s an error and I should read
> > /var/log/XFree86 - A file that doesn\'t exist on my
> > system.
> I would assume (maybe incorrectly) that you are using XFree86 4.x. One
> thing that sometimes causes display problems of otherwise valid apps is
> if security settings don't allow the item to open in the X display. A
> sample is if you run the server as one user, then open the app as
> another user that isn't allowed to open it. I'd save that for last.
> But since you're using gnome, how did you originally configure the
> screensaver? If you open an xterm and run gnomecc (gnome control
> center), is the correct screensaver setting listed there? How are you
> trying to actually run the screensaver (waiting for it to start, or
> testing through a menu or command line, etc)?

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