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Bug 3745 - xscreensaver won't be invoked if startx'ed by root (GNOME)
xscreensaver won't be invoked if startx'ed by root (GNOME)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
: 120717 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 1999-06-26 13:06 EDT by hvv
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-29 11:44:24 EDT
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Description hvv 1999-06-26 13:06:50 EDT
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 10:28:59 EDT
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 11:44:59 EDT
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 10:56:37 EDT
*** Bug 120717 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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