glsideshow and xscreensaver
Posted on 2009-05-12
I am having trouble with slideshow screensavers.
If I run glslideshow in gnome screensaver it does not recognize the "picture" folder. Preview shows a blank white page.
Glslideshow.desktop does have an option for ImageDirectory.
Path to pictures folder is defined in .xscreensaver. (Never made sense to me, but that's the way it's done.)
I had to install xscreensaver in order to get .xscreensaver. I set the path in .xscreensaver and the gnome screensaver still does not recognize the "picture" folder.
If I run the slide show in xscreensaver I get errors warning about "constant subroutine Main:S_xxxx redefined at /usr/bin/xscreensaver-getimage-file line 38" plastered all over the image.
I read in one of the posts that this is a perl error. Nobody seems to be able to explain how to fix the problem without being a perl programer.
Any ideas of how I can run a slideshow screensaver?.
I looked up glslideshow in the expert-exchange database and only got two entries. I can't believe I am the only one with this problem.
Thanks in advance for your help