Bug 74455 - cannot remove screensavers
Summary: cannot remove screensavers
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: xscreensaver (Show other bugs)
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Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
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Reported: 2002-09-24 17:08 UTC by Konstantin Olchanski
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:31 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-09-24 19:51:38 UTC
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Description Konstantin Olchanski 2002-09-24 17:08:33 UTC
We run cpu-intensive production jobs on our RedHat Linux 7.3
workstations and have a problem with fancy screensavers
consuming too much CPU, slowing down the
production jobs.

I was able to remove the KDE screensavers
(rpm --erase kdeartwork-screensavers-3.0.0-4), but cannot
remove the xscreensaver ones:

[root@sam root]# rpm --erase xscreensaver
error: removing these packages would break dependencies:
        xscreensaver is needed by control-center-

Maybe this package should be split into an unremovable base
(with the benign "blank screen" screen saver) and removable
"fancy" screensavers?


Comment 1 Miloslav Trmac 2002-09-24 17:42:14 UTC
I believe you can switch of specific screensavers: run xscreensaver-demo
and uncheck all the boxes near the screensaver list (or do the equivalent
modifications to .xscreensaver, if you know the format)

Comment 2 Konstantin Olchanski 2002-09-24 19:51:31 UTC
a simpler workaround is to defeat rpm:
rm -f /usr/X11R6/lib/xscreensaver/*

Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2002-11-11 20:48:34 UTC
The most supported way to do this would be to configure the screensaver to blank
the screen only.

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