Bug 221546 - f-spot screensaver doesnt work after upgrade from fc5 to fc6
Summary: f-spot screensaver doesnt work after upgrade from fc5 to fc6
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: f-spot
Version: 6
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christopher Aillon
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Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-01-05 00:38 UTC by Dylan Boudreau
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2007-10-09 00:46:06 UTC
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GNOME Bugzilla 348323 0 None None None Never

Description Dylan Boudreau 2007-01-05 00:38:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
The screen saver for f-spot does not work after an upgrade from fc5 to fc6 using the fc6 dvd.  I tried uninstalling and reinstalling f-spot.  All my photos are still in f-spot and are tagged properly but when the screen saver kicks in it doesn't display any pictures.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install FC5 and setup f-spot and get screen saver running
2.upgrade to fc6 and then try and use the f-spot screensavers

Actual Results:

Expected Results:
screen saver should have worked

Additional info:

Comment 1 Stefan Plewako 2007-05-06 03:25:46 UTC
AFAIK this is not related to the way you install FC6, but to the package itself
(and/or gnome-screensaver).

From http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=348323 :
"In Gnome 2.16, gnome-screensaver uses /usr/share/applications/screensavers.
f-spot installs f-spot-screensaver.desktop to
/usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes, so it does not show up in

Until somebody will fix that, it may be (for me, with f-spot-0.3.5-2.fc7, it is)
some solution to create symlink to that file in screensavers directory (type
from root: ln -s /usr/share/gnome-screensaver/themes/f-spot-screensaver.desktop
/usr/share/applications/screensavers/f-spot-screensaver.desktop ).

Comment 2 Christopher Aillon 2007-05-06 04:23:35 UTC
Does it actually work if you create that symlink?

Comment 3 Stefan Plewako 2007-06-05 19:21:20 UTC
For me: Yes - sorry if that was unclear.

I have upgraded FC5 to FC6 via Yum but on 32bit machine, and get IMHO the same

Comment 4 Luis Villa 2007-07-01 18:51:03 UTC
This is not 64-bit specific, and happens in F7 as well. The subject, arch, and
distro should all be fixed.

Comment 5 Stefan Plewako 2007-07-03 19:30:53 UTC
Exactly the same bug on F7, i386, fresh install, as well as symlink trick.

Comment 6 Luis Villa 2007-10-06 15:20:01 UTC
This is fixed in f8 t3. Should be closed.

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