On Tuesday 21 February 2006 2:02 am, Carl Hartung wrote:
On Tuesday 21 February 2006 02:32, David Herman
She can open kcontrolcenter,
click on the screensaver module and the module window appears
but no screensavers are shown in the list or preview portions
of the window. All other users can choose kscreensavers using
this method so it's not an install problem.
Suse 9.2 kde 3.5.1 (currently, but the problem
since 3.4 at least).
Just wanted to share an idea and observation with you. First, I'm
also running 3.5.1 but on 9.3.
When I open KDE CC and select Theme Manager instead of Screen
Saver, I have a small panel, bottom right, also called "Screen
Saver". It seems to have the same functions but it pops up in
another window instead of being embedded.
I just tried that with no improvement, I've also run the module
directly from the konsole "kcmshell screensaver" with the same
results (and no error messages).
That might be worth
looking into. Also, has your wife installed or enabled some
program to run at login that might, by design, be defeating only
/her/ screensaver settings?
No, she just recently started learning how to change her desktop
configuration using kcontrol, and has no idea how to install
anything. Its possible this problem has existed for quite awhile.
(even before the upgrade from 8.1)
Maybe there's nothing wrong with the
Screen Saver module and/or config files. Maybe it's just a
software 'switch' somewhere that has been turned off
inadvertently and forgotten.
Thats what I'm hoping
Finally... can't you just create a
new account for her and migrate her data? Or does this
screensaver problem get transferred over, too?
I flirted w/ that, if I can get her to reset her config then I think
it might work, otherwise I'll need to move just a few files from
her ~/.kde folder at a time untill I find which one is causing the
Thanks for your suggestions, I'll probably be buying 10.1 when it
comes out and that might be a good time to do a major cleanup, alot
has changed since 9.2 systemwise, I'm probably missing out on
features anyway. (as well as the knowledge of how to use them ;-)