Bug 183125 - Only 21 screensavers listed in KDE's Control Center
Only 21 screensavers listed in KDE's Control Center
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Ngo Than
Ben Levenson
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Reported: 2006-02-26 11:18 EST by Dariusz Garbowski
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-02-27 09:12:18 EST
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Description Dariusz Garbowski 2006-02-26 11:18:06 EST
Description of problem:
I can see only 21 screensavers available in KDE Control Center, out of which 10
are OpenGL that not work on my hardware (they display blank screen). However if
I choose "Random" in Control Center I can see that there are definitely more
screensavers installed. Quoting Jim Cornete in related thread on fedora-test
list (https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2006-February/msg01879.html)

"It impedes usability, functionality and product satisfaction.
If this is by design or accidental, it is a bug candidate."

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into KDE.
2. Run Control Center.
3. Go to Appearance & Themes -> Screen Saver panel.
Actual results:
Only 21 screensavers listed to choose from.

Expected results:
All installed screensavers should be available.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jim Cornette 2006-02-26 11:57:13 EST
Adding to CC;
I am concerned with the lack of configurability on the GNOME side also. I
believe this problem is happening on both Available Desktops and relate to
gnome-screensaver and the not ready for release lack of configurability the
program introduces.
Comment 2 Ngo Than 2006-02-27 09:12:18 EST
It seems some xscreensaver packages are not installed on your system. You 
should install the following packages, the KDE will show more screensavers in 
the list. 
OpenGL screensaver (not KDE part) does not work on some hardware. It seems a 
bug in Mesa/xorg. Please fill a new bug there. Thanks 
Comment 3 Jim Cornette 2006-02-27 13:32:06 EST
The main issue is not being able to configure screensavers. xscreensaver-base is
not going to be installed during installations of FC5.

Are users supposed to run as root
rpm -e gnome-screensaver
yum install xscreensaver-base xscreensaver-extras and xscreensaver-gl-extras
after initial installation?

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