screensaver question

Robert Serphillips rserphillips at
Sat Jun 29 19:18:26 CEST 2002

If you use a graphical login like gdm,xdm, etc then look for the
/etc/gdm/Sessions/ for the proper login script.
Else check for an xinitrc in you prefix/etc/xfce. Or you could just
add it to your user login script in your home directory. Of course
that doesn't make it system wide.


On Sat, 29 Jun 2002 09:03:48 -0400
Kevin Ellwood <kellwood at> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I am a new user to xfce and I am very happy with it.  Much less
> resources are used relative to KDE and GNOME, which was my goal. 
> My question is related to screensavers.  Whenever I run the
> screensaver config tool I get a warning that xscreensaver doesn't
> appear to be running and it offers to start it.  After configing it,
> it works fine.
> However, after I reboot the system a loggin again, I get just a
> simple black screen as the screen saver. I believe that this is some
> simple xfce screen saver.  And, as you might guess, when I use the
> screensaver config tool I get the warning that xscreensaver is not
> running. 
> GNOME somehow started this when I logged in.  Is there an xfce init
> file that will allow me to start xscreensaver when I login?  
> Thanks
> Kev
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