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Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo (SOLVED)
« on: June 14, 2019, 11:52:35 am »
Hi all,
We have installed this and it gives some amazing screensavers.  But every now and then on re-boot it doesn't auto-load and I have to manually load it.  Any ideas how to get it to auto load?

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« Last Edit: June 20, 2019, 04:46:37 am by kloos »

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Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2019, 04:55:53 am »
so it autostarts sometimes ?
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Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 04:51:03 am »
When I first installed it, it worked ever boot up.  Now is doesn't.  To be honest I am not sure whether it is an intermittent problem as my wife isn't too clear on the details!  All I know is that when I try to start it  and it tells me that it hasn't started.

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Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 11:54:46 am »
What exactly does it say ?
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Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 01:38:41 pm »
Sorry that was a bit rubbish of me, I should have said that in the first post.  The message when you load it is...

The XScreenSaver daemon  doesn't seem to be running on display ":0.0". Launch it now?

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Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2019, 03:51:26 pm »
Run:
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gksudo xed /etc/xdg/autostart/xscreensaver-autostart.desktop
when a blank file opens, make it read
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[Desktop Entry]
Type=Application
Name=Xscreensaver
Comment=Autostart The Xscreensaver Daemon
Exec=xscreensaver -no-splash
Icon=xscreensaver
Terminal=false
StartupNotify=false
SAVE the file and exit the text editor.

Log off/on

test the Screensaver.
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Re: Auto Start xScreenSaver-Demo (SOLVED)
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2019, 04:47:02 am »
thanks.  top advice as always  :D