Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 142715
All screensavers in KDE except Random produce blank screens
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:56 EST
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Description of problem:
Whenever I select a screensaver in KDE (except Random) all it produces
is a blank screen. Random works perfectly but none of the others do.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Choose screensaver other than Random in Control Centre.
2. Lock Session or wait for time period to elapse.
Actual Results: Blank Screen
Expected Results: Desired Screensaver
Possibly related to bug #138655#c5 (no idea though since we don't know the RPM
version number of xscreensaver installed)
Must be trivial to solve: some people reported that downgrading the
package to FC2 solves the problem...
There is a detailed discussion of this problem on the Fedoraforum.org
site as it relates specifically to the use of xscreensavers under KDE.
You can read the posts here:
It appears that all native KDE screensavers (those with the .kss
extension) work under KDE. The Random screensaver will work when it
launches native KDE screensavers, but it will only show blank
screensavers when accessing non-native (ie xscreensaver) screen
ALL screensavers work under gnome.
The guess is that there is a problem with the xscreensaver.kss file or
with the configuration files for xscreensaver.kss.
It appears that downgrading the package to a Fedora Core 2 version
fixes some of the problems.
The only sensible way to use the xscreensaver display modes under KDE is to
disable the built-in KDE screen saver and actually run xscreensaver.
See FAQ: http://www.jwz.org/xscreensaver/faq.html#kde
The xscreensaver.kss file has been removed as of xscreensaver 4.20, because I
was told that KDE no longer uses it by default.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 138655 ***