Bug 49138 - Some screensavers cannot be run as non-root: permission denied
Some screensavers cannot be run as non-root: permission denied
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 47069
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
7.3
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2001-07-15 06:35 EDT by Telsa Gwynne
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:21 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-07-15 06:35:54 EDT
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Description Telsa Gwynne 2001-07-15 06:35:50 EDT
Description of Problem:

Playing with screensavers through the gnome control-centre capplet.

xscreensaver: could not execute "atlantis": permission denied.
xscreensaver: could not execute "bubble3d": permission denied.
xscreensaver: could not execute "glplanet": permission denied.

I am running X as non-root.

I expect this has something to do with it.

[hobbit@pwca xscreensaver]$ pwd; ls -l | grep -- "----"
/usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 atlantis
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 bubble3d
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 dangerball
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 gflux
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 glplanet
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 gltext
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 lament
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 molecule
-rw-------    1 root     root        90112 Jun 24 23:49 morph3d
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 pulsar
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 rubik
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 sierpinski3d
-rw-------    1 root     root            0 Jun 24 23:49 starwars
-rw-------    1 root     root       122880 Jun 24 23:49 stonerview

Why are most of these apparently empty?

[hobbit@pwca xscreensaver]$ rpm -V xscreensaver
..?.....   /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/atlantis...
(same for all of those listed above: because I ran rpm as non-root?)
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-07-15 19:49:59 EDT
Argh, that reminds me, I need to actually build 3.33-1. :)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 47069 ***

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