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How do you get a screensaver to work in Mandrake 10.1? I had this problem in 10.0 also but just ignored it. I've done all the Configure dialogs and they ...
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    Can't get any screensavers to work.


    How do you get a screensaver to work in Mandrake 10.1? I had this problem in 10.0 also but just ignored it. I've done all the Configure dialogs and they always have a test. The ones I select always work in the test, but not after that.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Screensaver's are a bad thing. If you must then what problem is it? It just does not come on? Bad/choppy picture? What does it do?

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    Blank screen.

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    look at the settings. does it say run screensaver after ie: 10min and also blank after 10min?

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    Is the screensaver run under xscreensaver, and if so, is the xscreensaver daemon running?

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    The settings say "Start screen saver automatically - After 10 minutes" and it is aware of Power management.

    I have noticed when going back into the settings that a dialog will pop up mentioning something about a screensaveer daemon. I have not tried to launch or stop any screensaver daemons.

    The funny thing is that when I first installed 10.1, the screensaver was working. Then mysteriously after I had been monkeying around with the new install, it quit working, just a blank screen.

    A screensaver isn't a big deal to me except that I am learning Linux and want to understand why things do what they do.

    Thanks for your help,
    Bob

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    Screensavers in Linux

    Quote Originally Posted by daemonOS
    look at the settings. does it say run screensaver after ie: 10min and also blank after 10min?
    Also look at Power mangagement on your PC, often the BIOS can influence a lot esp in mandrake.

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