Bug 11419 - When using gdm (init 5) xscreensaver won't work
When using gdm (init 5) xscreensaver won't work
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 10715
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2000-05-15 12:14 EDT by Robert Eldredge
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-16 12:11:44 EDT
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Description Robert Eldredge 2000-05-15 12:14:47 EDT
When using gdm (init 5) xscreensaver won't work.
It also doesn't work after login as root and using the Gnome Control Center
to change screen saver settings.

I suspect this is a problem with X's security not allowing xscreensaver to
run at the gdm login screen.

Maybe it is a feature and not a bug.

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-05-16 12:11:59 EDT
xscreensaver will not work as root.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 10715 ***

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