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[SOLVED] Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« on: August 03, 2012, 12:01:18 pm »
I just upgraded to 12.04 and installed Xscreensaver but it seems I have something missing as it doesn't start properly.
It said something about Daemon not starting properly!
Is there a way I can stop it and restart it so I can create the error so I can post it up here without having ro reboot to create it?
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 02:56:39 am by pooky2483 »

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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 12:05:04 pm »
I managed to re-create the error without rebooting.

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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 02:30:59 pm »
What's the output from:
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ls -l ~/.xscreensaver
and
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SPATH

and just as a matter of interest:
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ls -a ~/
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 02:40:52 pm »
What's the output from:
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ls -l ~/.xscreensaver

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ ls -l ~/.xscreensaver
-rw-rw-r-- 1 pooky2483 pooky2483 7570 Aug  3 14:02 /home/pooky2483/.xscreensaver
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

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SPATH

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ SPATH
SPATH: command not found
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$


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and just as a matter of interest:
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ls -a ~/

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ ls -a ~/
.        .bash_history  .compiz-1  Desktop    examples.desktop  .gnome2                .gstreamer-0.10  .ICEauthority     .mozilla  Pictures  .pulse-cookie  .thunderbird  .xscreensaver
..       .bash_logout   .config    .dmrc      .fontconfig       .gnome2_private        .gtk-bookmarks   .local            Music     .profile  .sane          .tvtime       .xsession-errors
.adobe   .bashrc        .cups      Documents  .gconf            .goutputstream-2WWAIW  .gvfs            .macromedia       .nv       Public    Templates      Videos        .xsession-errors.old
.arista  .cache         .dbus      Downloads  .gksu.lock        .goutputstream-QNCBIW  .hplip           .mission-control  PDF       .pulse    .thumbnails    .Xauthority
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 02:47:06 pm »
Sorry.. that should have been:
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$PATH

[EDIT]

Couple of extra questions ..

Have you attempted to install tvtime in 12.04 ? .. don't do it, just answer the question.
and
what's the output from:
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mount
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2012, 02:59:34 pm »
Sorry.. that should have been:
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$PATH

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ path
No command 'path' found, did you mean:
 Command 'patch' from package 'patch' (main)
 Command 'pat' from package 'dist' (universe)
 Command 'xpath' from package 'libxml-xpath-perl' (main)
path: command not found
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

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[EDIT]

Couple of extra questions ..

Have you attempted to install tvtime in 12.04 ? .. don't do it, just answer the question.

err... yes, I did

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and
what's the output from:
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mount

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ mount
/dev/sdb1 on / type ext4 (rw,errors=remount-ro)
proc on /proc type proc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
sysfs on /sys type sysfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
none on /sys/fs/fuse/connections type fusectl (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/debug type debugfs (rw)
none on /sys/kernel/security type securityfs (rw)
udev on /dev type devtmpfs (rw,mode=0755)
devpts on /dev/pts type devpts (rw,noexec,nosuid,gid=5,mode=0620)
tmpfs on /run type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,size=10%,mode=0755)
none on /run/lock type tmpfs (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev,size=5242880)
none on /run/shm type tmpfs (rw,nosuid,nodev)
binfmt_misc on /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc type binfmt_misc (rw,noexec,nosuid,nodev)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /home/pooky2483/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev,user=pooky2483)
gvfs-fuse-daemon on /root/.gvfs type fuse.gvfs-fuse-daemon (rw,nosuid,nodev)
/dev/sda1 on /media/Home_ type ext4 (rw,nosuid,nodev,uhelper=udisks)
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

Hope I've not done anything bad! :(

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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2012, 03:03:32 pm »
Copy and paste this EXACTLY as shown
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$PATH
and run it

include the $ and PATH is upper case.
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2012, 03:05:12 pm »
Copy and paste this EXACTLY as shown
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$PATH

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ $PATH
bash: /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm:/usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games: No such file or directory
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2012, 03:12:48 pm »
OK answer these questions

1) Have you attempted to install tvtime in 12.04 ? .. I don't want you to try, I just want a yes or no

2) send the output from
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sudo fdisk -l

3) send the output from:
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df -h

4) send the contents of:
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gedit /etc/fstab

5 send the output from:
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id
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2012, 03:23:45 pm »
OK answer these questions

1) Have you attempted to install tvtime in 12.04 ? .. I don't want you to try, I just want a yes or no

I answered earlier, Yes.

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2) send the output from
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sudo fdisk -l

(click to show/hide)

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3) send the output from:
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df -h

(click to show/hide)

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4) send the contents of:
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gedit /etc/fstab

(click to show/hide)

Note: The last bit I've added but commented out.

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5 send the output from:
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id

(click to show/hide)

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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2012, 03:47:23 pm »
Well you haven't mounted the 500GB drive as /home (but with the current setup that's probably a good thing) .. but I'm still baffled why it won't let you rename a directory in your home directory.

What's the output from:
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mkdir -v ~/test
and
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ls -ln ~/.xscreensaver
and
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mv -v ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird-old

All in all .. you've ended up with a mighty weird setup here ???
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2012, 04:10:20 pm »
Well you haven't mounted the 500GB drive as /home (but with the current setup that's probably a good thing) .. but I'm still baffled why it won't let you rename a directory in your home directory.

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What's the output from:
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mkdir -v ~/test

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ mkdir -v ~/test
mkdir: created directory `/home/pooky2483/test'
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

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ls -ln ~/.xscreensaver

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ ls -ln ~/.xscreensaver
-rw-rw-r-- 1 1000 1000 7570 Aug  3 14:49 /home/pooky2483/.xscreensaver
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

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mv -v ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird-old

pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$ mv -v ~/.thunderbird ~/.thunderbird-old
`/home/pooky2483/.thunderbird' -> `/home/pooky2483/.thunderbird-old'
pooky2483@pooky2483-ubuntu12:~$

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All in all .. you've ended up with a mighty weird setup here ???
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2012, 05:28:55 pm »
Now got this error;

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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2012, 06:12:56 pm »
You're posting multiple problems at the same time which is getting confusing .. so I'm going to respond to the one at a time.

What happens if you run:
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sudo apt-get remove --purge xscreensaver xscreensaver-data
then
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sudo apt-get install xscreensaver xscreensaver-data

Then reboot .. does xscreensaver work now ?
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Re: Xscreensaver Daemon not working
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2012, 06:32:32 pm »
Yes, but...

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