Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 183125
Only 21 screensavers listed in KDE's Control Center
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:25 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
"It impedes usability, functionality and product satisfaction.
If this is by design or accidental, it is a bug candidate."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log into KDE.
2. Run Control Center.
3. Go to Appearance & Themes -> Screen Saver panel.
Only 21 screensavers listed to choose from.
All installed screensavers should be available.
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
It seems some xscreensaver packages are not installed on your system. You
should install the following packages, the KDE will show more screensavers in
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
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?