Previously KDE 4 was able to support xscreensaver screen savers, however as of 11.3 it appears that xscreensaver support within KDE has been removed. kxsrun and ksxconfig were apps that wrapped around an xscreensaver app for native KDE support, however I can’t find them in any 11.3 repositories.
Don’t use sudo for building anything!! you build/rebuild configure and
make as your user. Doing that may have mucked up the permissions
on /usr/src/packages. The only time you need to use sudo or be root
user is to install. Can you check your permissions they should be;
Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
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I would recommend running sudo for the rpmbuild process. This should not muck up permissions within /usr/src/packages and should not result in cpio errors.
It appears that either the download is corrupted or there is some issue with the filesystem itself. I do agree that clearing out the /usr/src/packages/BUILD and /usr/src/packages/SOURCES directories should be cleared out and the .src.rpm file re-downloaded just to be sure.
Let me know what architecture you’re on (i586 or x86_64) - I might be able to build the binary packages and post them.
This appeared to work fine. Now when I look at the list of screensavers in “System Settings -> Desktop -> Screensavers” it’s exactly the same as before (certainly no ‘Molecule’). How do I check whether kxsrun etc. are now working, and how can I refresh the list of screensavers?
Here are the steps that I took. I also installed Really Slick Screensavers along with the XScreenSavers:
[li]Use YaST2 to install xscreensaver, xscreensaver-data and xscreensaver-data-extra
[/li][li]Download the kdeartwork4 source RPM from downloads.opensuse.org
[/li][li]Rebuild the kdeartwork4 package using: sudo rpmbuild --rebuild kdeartwork4-4.4.4-1.4.src.rpm
[/li][li]Re-install the kdeartwork4-screensaver package using: sudo rpm -Uvh --force kdeartwork4-screensaver-4.4.4-1.4.x86_64.rpm
[/li][li]Download Tugrul Galatali’s Linux port of RSS at Really Slick Screensavers GLX Port
[/li][li]Extract rss-glx, then run:
[li]./configure --prefix=/usr --bindir=/usr/lib64/xscreensaver
[/li][li]sudo make install
[li]Download the updated KDE screensaver service entries from kde-look.org at KDE4 Entries for RSS & XScreenSaver KDE-Look.org
[/li][li]Extract the archive xscreensaver.tar.bz2, it should create an xscreensaver directory
[/li][li]Copy the service entries with: sudo cp ~/Downloads/xscreensaver/*.desktop /usr/share/kde4/services/ScreenSavers/
[/li][li]Check and make sure the screensavers are installed as expected using xscreensaver-demo
[/li][li]killall xscreensaver to clean up from the previous step
[/li][li]Take a look at your KDE desktop settings now. There should be extra entries in there for OpenGL screensavers and Really Slick Screensavers; try out Pixel City
Hi - actually one more thing. It turns out that my screens go black a few minutes after the screen saver turns on. Any idea what would cause it to do that? I have all possible power management turned off.