Bug 3745 - xscreensaver won't be invoked if startx'ed by root (GNOME)
Summary: xscreensaver won't be invoked if startx'ed by root (GNOME)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver
Version: 6.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Lawrence
QA Contact:
: 120717 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-06-26 17:06 UTC by hvv
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 1999-06-29 15:44:24 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

Description hvv 1999-06-26 17:06:50 UTC
If I start X (with gnome) using default 'startx' just, the xscreensaver can't be invoked - xauth tells that authentification failed for 'nobody'. This causes GNOME's gpanel 'Lock screen' menu entry not functioning (seems screensaver won't be invoked after specified delay, etc). Thanks.

Comment 1 Derek Tattersall 1999-06-28 14:28:59 UTC
I can't tell whether this is a gnome bug or an xscreensaver feechur.
It's easily duplicable.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-06-29 15:44:59 UTC
We won't fix this. The alternative is to have xscreensaver stay
running as root when called by root, which opens up *gaping*
security holes if it's run from xdm, or other similar methods.

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2004-04-13 14:56:37 UTC
*** Bug 120717 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.