[blfs-dev] xscreensaver shutdown behavior

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Wed Jun 4 02:31:44 PDT 2014

On 06/04/2014 08:01 AM, Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> I usually start Xorg from the command line and log out to the command
> line when done.  One thing I've noticed is a nasty message from
> xscreensaver about how we've installed it incorrectly or that we are
> running as root (suid) when we shouldn't be.
> I've traced that down to a function that tries to restart xscreensaver
> when it gets a SIGHUP signal.  It is getting this either from the window
> manager (in my case xfce) or the kernel.  But of course the restart
> fails because Xorg has shut down the display.
> I have fixed this in my build script with the following:
> sed -i -e '/restart_process/i\    exit(0);' \
>        -e '/restart_process/,+1d'           \
>            driver/windows.c
> I don't think this is suitable for the book, but am putting it out here
> so that searches may find it.
> The sed is actually interesting as it inserts a line and then deletes a
> range (two lines) at the same point.  It requires gnu sed as it uses an
> extension the to the posix standard.
>   -- Bruce

How do you start xscreensaver? I don't remember seeing such message
here. I had "xscreensaver -no-splash" in my startup file and it worked
just fine. Did you try changing xscreensaver binary permissions to 755
instead of 4755?

Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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