chodgins at cis.strath.ac.uk
Wed Feb 2 16:43:25 PST 2005
Gert Cuykens wrote:
>>I assume this refers to the root window. Surely you're not logged
>>into X as root.
> no i am just logged as a user into X and my user name is the same as
> root :) Lets call it the user root window.
>>check your DISPLAY environment variable with
>>make sure it's ':0.0' or something similar, like <hostname>:0.0, then
>>/usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver -display $DISPLAY &
>>That should do what you're trying to do.
> I# /usr/X11R6/bin/xscreensaver -display $DISPLAY
> xscreensaver: 01:02:41: locking is disabled (running as nobody).
> xscreensaver: 01:02:41: locking only works when xscreensaver is launched
> by a normal, non-privileged user (e.g., not "root".)
> See the manual for details.
> man the xscreensaver thingie isnt kidding about it...
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Don't want to be rude but do you have a specific reason for running
xscreensaver as root?
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