Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 180984
gnome-screensaver should not be default if xscreensaver is installed.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:23 EST
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Description of problem:
Due to less than desirable features compared to xscreensaver, gnome-screensaver should not be installed on upgraded systems which have xscreensaver installed or not be the default screensaver if installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install a new system or select "gnome desktop group" through pirut or yum.
2. wait for screensaver to display
3. Notice very few screensavers
Actual Results: Did not like what I experienced with the program. I Ran 'rpm -e gnome-screensaver' in order for xscreensaver to display.
Expected Results: I expected people passing by to comment positively about the decent screensavers.
I expected to be impressed by the decent screensavers xscreensaver provides.
gnome-screensaver to not be installed or staying out of the way unless specifically chosen.
I desire to remove the program because of its lack of configurability and lack of features. Though it is part of the gnome desktop, it should need to be selected. There are programs that are part of gnome but are not installed by default. (gftp) Not installing gnome-screensaver by default would be better.
Also people not familiar with Linux are impressed by the screensavers provided by xscreensaver.
If you have the latest rawhide gnome-screensaver package and xscreensaver-extras
and/or xscreensaver-gl-extras installed, you should see xscreensaver's
screensaver s in gnome-screensaver.
Is it not working for you?
I have xscreensaver-extras and xscreensaver-gl-extras 4.24-1 installed, and the
only items visible in the screensaver preferences dialog when I run it are the
ones provided with gnome-screensaver.
Hi this should be fixed in tomorrow's rawhide. If it's not, please reopen.
I removed the package as quickly as pirut and initial setup installed the
program. I will install and see if the configurability and the selectability for
more xscreensaver type screensavers is available tonight.
The other screensavers now show in the menu. The main distraction was not using
the screensavers. The configuration portion is tollerable and should not cause a
stir when FC5 is released.