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Author Topic: xscreensaver (SOLVED)  (Read 95 times)

StrayBit

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xscreensaver (SOLVED)
« on: July 27, 2017, 08:14:38 am »

I've been wondering for quite a while why gltext has been omitted from this package.
« Last Edit: Today at 10:07:53 am by StrayBit »
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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2017, 10:44:08 am »

I dont see that we're doing anything to not include it.  If you can figure out how to get it in there, I can get the package rebuilt.  Let us know.

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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2017, 08:25:29 pm »

I have attempted to get gltext working since it was removed from vectors package. Gl screensavers are included in all the slackware packages I have downloaded but the issue is getting them to run. adding various freeglut did not help..I had to switch to another linux to get it back on the spare room desktop.
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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #3 on: Today at 06:23:41 am »

It is a build-time dependency issue... I'm in the process of getting our package re-built and updated. If you could enable the untested repository and let us know if that works for you, I'd appreciate the feedback and move the package into the stable areas.

You should see a minor version update show up on gslapt soon (if untested is enabled)

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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #4 on: Today at 07:27:04 am »

Upgraded - tried Preview
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xscreensaver:  signal: 0:  child pid 23495 (gltext) terminated with signal 11
waiting for it to kick in normally...same thing!
I was able to see the time - sometimes - with other info using NoseGuy.  It is a temporary work-around.
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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #5 on: Today at 08:00:15 am »

There seems to be a problem with the source code on this one
I will revert to the previous version and add still link against the same libs.  and re-install build '2vl72' of the 5.36 version when it becomes available

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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #7 on: Today at 09:32:13 am »

Note you need "direct rendering" (3D acceleration) to use GL screensavers. In a terminal, enter "glxinfo | grep render" to see if that is enabled.
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Re: xscreensaver
« Reply #8 on: Today at 10:07:21 am »

That got it.  Thanks, MOE-lnx
nightflier:  Never had a problem with that before
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root:# glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
    GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_query_renderer,
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 845G x86/MMX/SSE2
but thanks.
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Re: xscreensaver (SOLVED)
« Reply #9 on: Today at 10:08:42 am »

Awesome.

Thanks for the feedback