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Bug 64518 - default settings of vidwhacker screen saver cause error
default settings of vidwhacker screen saver cause error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Ray Strode [halfline]
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Reported: 2002-05-06 21:24 EDT by Ed Halley
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:42 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-09 15:50:16 EST
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Description Ed Halley 2002-05-06 21:24:26 EDT
Description of Problem:
  Under GNOME, trying to run the 'vidwhacker' screen saver choice gives an error
message about a missing image directory.

  It appears that the vidwhacker screen saver must be configured to use a
directory for caching or storage or choices.  The default settings assume a
directory which does not exist unless explicitly made by the user.

  The screen saver should create a generic cache directory on its own if
required, or the setup should include a small generic /usr/share directory with
sample content.
Comment 1 Jamie Zawinski 2002-07-27 02:53:36 EDT
I guess you could set the default imageDirectory in XScreenSaver.ad.in
to /usr/share/pixmaps/backgrounds/ or something, if you are sure that
that directory will always exist and will always have images in it.

Any directory known to have a bunch of big images in it will do.
Comment 2 Ray Strode [halfline] 2004-11-09 15:50:16 EST
Should be fixed in rawhide soon.

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