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Unable To Lock XScreensaver in XFCE 4.10
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jimwg

Joined: 18 Aug 2013
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PostPosted: Mon 28 Oct 2013, 07:04    Post subject:  Unable To Lock XScreensaver in XFCE 4.10  

Greetings!

I'm unable to make Xscreensaver lock in XFCE 4.10 in Precise Retro 5.1.1 32bit, despite toggling the lock check. Xscreensaver otherwise works. When I use the panel buttons to drop xscreensaver's function panel another box also drops down stating:

xscreensaver-demo is running as user "root" on host "puppypc8702".
But the xscreensaver managing display ":0.0"
is running as user "nobody" on host "puppypc8702".

Since they are different users, they won't be reading/writing
the same ~/.xscreensaver file, so xscreensaver-demo isn't
going to work right.

You should either re-run xscreensaver-demo as "nobody", or re-run
xscreensaver as "root".

I don't know whether this impacts my locking problem. I was told to use xflock4 with xscreensaver but that locks me out totally because my password doesn't work with it and besides it isn't a timed lock-out like xscreensaver is. As an aside, when I boot-up it's in basic JWM mode with the XFCE session box appearing to pick and launch me into full XFCE mode, though I can switch between them via the Swapicons app hot-corner, in case this might have a bearing on my issue.

Thanks for any input!

Jim in NYC
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PostPosted: Wed 06 Nov 2013, 01:44    Post subject:  

Very Happy Hello, Try launching it with this script:

#!/ bin/ sh
cd /
chmod 777 root
su nobody -c xscreensaver-demo
#exit
cd /
chmod 755 root

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jimwg

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PostPosted: Fri 08 Nov 2013, 17:10    Post subject:  

puppyluvr wrote:
Very Happy Hello, Try launching it with this script:

#!/ bin/ sh
cd /
chmod 777 root
su nobody -c xscreensaver-demo
#exit
cd /
chmod 755 root


Going to give it a whirl tonight! Thanks!

Jim in NYC
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