XScreensaver won't load on startup?

Andrew Conkling andrewski at fr.st
Wed Mar 16 01:17:14 CET 2005

On Tue, 2005-03-15 at 16:12 -0800, Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
> Andrew Conkling wrote:
> >I'm using the default xinitrc on my system, but xscreensaver won't load:
> >
> ># Launch xscreensaver (if available), but only as non-root user
> >test $UID -gt 0 -a -z "$VNCSESSION" && xscreensaver -no-splash &
> >
> >echo $UID produces "1000".  $VNCSESSION is empty.
> >
> >Any ideas why this isn't working?
> >
> Did you try running xscreensaver from a terminal?  It might print some 
> output that can tell you what's wrong...

Sorry B,
I meant to include that it works fine once I run the config program (it
asks to start the daemon).  So no, I don't think anything's wrong with
xscreensaver itself.


>     -b

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