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[solved] xscrensaver doesn't work

asked 2018-02-08 16:27:46 +0000

toddandmargo gravatar image

updated 2018-02-13 22:19:51 +0000

Hi All,

Fedora 27, x64
Xfce 4.12

I can fire up Screen Saver preference, I can preview my screen saver, I set it for five minutes, no screen saver. HOW CAN I LIVE WITHOUT MY BOUNCING COWS!!???

How do I get my screen saver to work. It did work in FC26.

Many thanks, -T

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Are you running Wayland now?

Samuel Sieb ( 2018-02-08 20:24:45 +0000 )edit

This was installed from the Xfce 4.12 spin. Xfce does not support Wayland, so Wayland was never installed.

toddandmargo ( 2018-02-09 22:08:32 +0000 )edit

sounds like a bug report, for xfce. I installed xscreensaver from source, in f27, with cinnamon, then make sure in the control settings to disable any native desktop screen saver, and make sure the autostart for the daemon for xscreensaver is setup properly.

steveebey73742 ( 2018-02-10 20:13:07 +0000 )edit

No response from Xfce. So I posted to Red Hat:

toddandmargo ( 2018-02-12 01:34:05 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-02-12 06:34:21 +0000

toddandmargo gravatar image

updated 2018-02-13 10:13:09 +0000

Turning off xfce4-power-manager's "presentation mode" fixed the issue

Opened "https://bugzilla.xfce.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14210"


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since you found a solution, update the topic title, to show solved, so others with a similar issue may benefit.

steveebey73742 ( 2018-02-12 16:10:19 +0000 )edit

I would love to. How?

toddandmargo ( 2018-02-12 17:29:36 +0000 )edit

edit button, on your original question, Just put [solved] in the topic, at the end. I was able to retag it, to add a solved tag, but you should be able, as the OP to edit the topic name.

steveebey73742 ( 2018-02-12 19:17:29 +0000 )edit

Okay. Did I do it right?

toddandmargo ( 2018-02-13 10:13:42 +0000 )edit

No, the topic still does not show [solved] in the topic line.

steveebey73742 ( 2018-02-13 14:49:38 +0000 )edit

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