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I getting this error Code: checking for XScreenSaverRegister in -lXext... no checking for XScreenSaverRegister in -lXss... no configure: error: XScreenSaver extension development headers not found. Use --disable-screensaver if you do ...
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    Question pidgin install


    I getting this error

    Code:
    checking for XScreenSaverRegister in -lXext... no
    checking for XScreenSaverRegister in -lXss... no
    configure: error: 
    XScreenSaver extension development headers not found.
    Use --disable-screensaver if you do not need XScreenSaver extension support,
    this is required for detecting idle time by mouse and keyboard usage.

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    Are you trying to install from source?

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    yes ..

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    Why not install from a package? I'm sure pidgin is in the repositories.

    Otherwise, either build it without screensaver support. This is done when you run the configure script
    Code:
    ./configure --disable-screensaver
    or install the xscreensaver dev package. Not sure what it's called in Mandriva, but it's probably something like libxss-dev, or actually, it might be libxscrnsaver1-devel.

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