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    Default Electric sheep

    New to Suse,coming from Deb based OS's. Do I download the Red-Hat option for the electric sheep screen saver? I assume its download the rpm, extract it in screensavers and reboot then select it? Sorry for asking but a search didnt give me anything newer than 2005

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    Try the rpm from this webpage:
    Index of /repositories/home:/LenzGr/openSUSE_11.0/i586

    Or from command line you could do:

    (forum abbreviates the link, mouse over to see the full link, or just use the one from the webpage).

    You don't have to extract anything I think, the RPM install will do that for you. Maybe you have to reboot, I'm not sure.

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    > Maybe you have to reboot, I'm not sure.

    PROBABLY NOT, this is NOT Windows[tm], we do not normally have to do that just
    to add a program, or change most settings..

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    so zypper is like wget in debs it seems,,I got it downloaded now I just need to get it to work! Its in the screensaver menu, and in terminal when I type electricsheep I get the "be patient while the first sheep downloads" but nothing happens. I guess I just have to wait till the servers get to me.
    Thanks all for the help!

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    zypper is a tool to install/remove/update rpm's ... the command I gave you should download the rpm, and then install it. I don't know about Electricsheep and configuration... usually after installing an RPM no manual installation is necessary since RPM has scripts built-in that can do most things for you (like copying a file to a certain directory).

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    This is the result of starting electric sheep:
    Code:
    bdmf:~> electricsheep
    please be patient while the first sheep is downloaded...
    X Error of failed request:  BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
      Major opcode of failed request:  141 (XVideo)
      Minor opcode of failed request:  19 ()
      Serial number of failed request:  129
      Current serial number in output stream:  129
    Terminated
    any ideas? I have nvidia 8800 series card with the 173.14.12 driver installed. glx-gears works. do I need a dependency or something?

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    Use it as

    electricsheep --mplayer 1
    or
    electricsheep --root 1

    Though I normally just select it from the control center for kde.
    Man first, have a try at Info, have a look at Wiki, if all that fails Scroogle!!!!!
    If I've helped click on the Rep button I don't know what it does but it sounds cool.

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    > so zypper is like wget in debs it seems

    no, i think it is more like apt


    > I got it downloaded now I just need to get it to work! Its in the screensaver
    > menu, and in terminal when I type electricsheep


    if it IS in the list of screen savers available in the menu, then no terminal is
    needed....i think....just select it and click 'ok' or 'run' or 'apply' or
    'accept' or whatever..

    ymmv, my FAVORITE screen saver is "Blank Screen" which uses less cpu cycles and
    allows my Folding@home <http://folding.stanford.edu/> to do more potential life
    saving work....think about it: The life you save may be your own.

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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    inoculos wrote:

    >
    > This is the result of starting electric sheep:
    >
    > Code:
    > --------------------
    > bdmf:~> electricsheep
    > please be patient while the first sheep is downloaded...
    > X Error of failed request: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes)
    > Major opcode of failed request: 141 (XVideo)
    > Minor opcode of failed request: 19 ()
    > Serial number of failed request: 129
    > Current serial number in output stream: 129
    > Terminated
    >
    > --------------------
    >
    >
    > any ideas? I have nvidia 8800 series card with the 173.14.12 driver
    > installed. glx-gears works. do I need a dependency or something?
    >
    >


    What bit-depth are you running your desktop at? 16 bits? 24 bits or 32
    bits?

    Some applications (firefox for example!) complain or do not work at all if
    the bit-depth is not what they expect or need.

    You can check the bit depth by examining your video card setup, or by using
    the following command:

    xdpyinfo | grep depths

    The first number listed is the default depth... mine returns:

    depths (7): 24, 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 32

    Showing that while it supports all those, 24bit is the default and current.

    This could be a shot in the dark though... it could be something else, but
    that's what comes to mind when seeing that error message.

    Hope this helps

    Loni


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    Default Re: Electric sheep

    I get:

    Code:
    -bdmf:~> xdpyinfo | grep depths
      depths (7):    24, 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 32
    its listen in my screen saver menu with the others...I let it run for acouple of days now and nothing shows up.

    Code:
    -bdmf:~> electricsheep --mplayer 1
    Terminated
    and for --root-1 it just blinks a cursor. Im letting it blink for a bit to see if anything comes up.

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