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
Try the rpm from this webpage:
Index of /repositories/home:/LenzGr/openSUSE_11.0/i586
Or from command line you could do:
sudo zypper in http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/LenzGr/openSUSE_11.0/i586/electricsheep-2.6.8-5.3.i586.rpm
(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.
> 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…
DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
A Texan in Denmark
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!
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).
This is the result of starting electric sheep:
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?
Use it as
electricsheep --mplayer 1
electricsheep --root 1
Though I normally just select it from the control center for kde.
> 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.
DenverD (Linux Counter 282315)
A Texan in Denmark
> This is the result of starting electric sheep:
> 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
> 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
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
L R Nix
-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.
-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.
Mmm is strange out of ideas, I get the error but can run it using the root or mplayer bit. Root window maybe covered also, mplayer should of opened with it running I get the same output with both of those. Though I presume a typo with root no -
Only suggestion if this is the cause is to disable Composite in xorg
Bug#390902: electricsheep dies: X Error of failed request: BadMatch (inv
To clarify on a different distro also not debian, so think its related to electricsheep and compositing not distro.
where is xorg in suse? I could copy my xorg from ubuntu into suse,or just comment out the offender I suppose.
Rsult of --root 1 :
bdmf:~> electricsheep --root 1 curl: (52) Empty reply from server lost contact with v2d6.sheepserver.net, cannot render frames. curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'sheep.arces.net.nyud.net' subprocess error: anim download, 1536=6<<8+0 download failed of sheep 22214 curl: (6) Couldn't resolve host 'sheep.arces.net.nyud.net' subprocess error: anim download, 1536=6<<8+0 download failed of sheep 22214 ^CTerminated
Seems like it doesnt want to download
That’s just a server complaint about not getting any sheep.
IMO I would set it up as the screensaver leave it for a little while and see to me it looks like its working.
If you’re running compiz then I’ve noticed you can’t see the root window, you’ll have to go to kwin and kill kdesktop it should show.
This really is all beyond me, I just set it as a screensaver but have experimented before, if gnome or even kde4 may have other quirks.
Go get a sheep pack to get it started also. Also unsure on that host think going on electricsheep --help default is v2d6.sheepserver.net
v2d6.sheepserver.net seems to be working now. Just cleared out mine to check, it takes ages to get a few sheep that way though. Why I suggest getting a sheep pack to get you started.
Think you where just unlucky and getting timed out, or some other gremlin.
sounds good, I guess I got lucky on my ubuntu install of it. worked in like 2 minutes. Thanks for the help! I was more worried that I installed SUSE incorrectly, or it was a driver issue.