Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 447091
F8 screensavers disappeared
Last modified: 2008-05-17 22:44:53 EDT
Description of problem:
under Fedora 8 there were a host of screensavers like sonar and molecule!
Just after my update F8->f9 (and before massive yum update 528 meg), there was a
path to those screensavers that generated an error.
Then came massive yum update 528 meg.
Now that path is gone and the screensavers are not to be found.
In the past these screensavers have appeared and disappeared with successive
I did try yumex to no avail!
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Do you have all the relevant packages installed? In particular:
* all the xscreensaver* packages (the base xscreensaver only contains a
selected set of screensavers, the -extras, -gl and -gl-extras subpackages have
I opened yumex and installed everything but gnome stuff!
Actually the path (I mentioned) that did show sonar and molecule does exist but
since massive yum update after (F8->F9) only kasciiquarium and kbiof appear.
This path that doesn't work is under applications->system->screensavers.
There is another path to screensavers but it shows a hitherto unknown set of
These missing screensavers worked great under F8!
Created attachment 305820 [details]
snapshot of yumex window
yumex on kdeartwork...all there...
actually kasciquarium works but it only produces a window with the "fish" in it
KDE should investigate the traffic jam when the panel is at the bottom
There are 2 panels???
on reappear, things get jitery so I am moving the main panel to the top where
there is no collision
good news! Somehow that world clock background has reappeared having disappeared
back in Redhat 9!
A similar problem...what happened to those super wonderful desktop background
please, 1 issue per bug. And please, bugzilla isn't a help forum, if you have
questions, this isn't the place for it. mailing lists (fedora-general) or
fedoraforum.org would yield better and faster results.
not sure who needs the help!
The background and screensaver situation is a mess!
There are two ways to set the screensaver and background but one of the two ways
has no effect!
What do any of those things you just mentioned have to do with the summary of
to make Fedora 9 acceptable to users, the whole system of background and
screensaver configuration must be repaired! The whole KDE option system seems to
have suffered going into F9
Not just a minuscule bug!
authoritative way to configure Screensaver:
systemsetting -> desktop -> screensaver
authoritive set desktop:
right click desktop -> configure desktop
what you have written has no relation whatsoever to F9
Looks like you're actually running GNOME, not KDE 4, both from the screenshot
in bug 447114 and from the presence of Nodoka window decorations in the
screenshot in comment #4 of this bug.
GNOME uses a different screensaver system called gnome-screensaver, try
installing xscreensaver-extras-gss and xscreensaver-gl-extras-gss, or actually
switching back to KDE.
KDE 4 looks like this:
not like this: