GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

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GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby Joe151 on Mon May 28, 2012 5:29 am

Hello to all,

I'm new here, though I have tried out Linux several times before. (Ubuntu, openSUSE, Linux Mint)
Now I installed Mint 13 with Cinnamon desktop. Everything is fine so far, except the glslideshow screensaver is not working properly. It always shows the same picture.
Two screenshots attached.

What is going wrong? Does anybody know this picture showing in the preview window?
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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby esteban1uy on Mon May 28, 2012 9:08 pm

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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby Joe151 on Tue May 29, 2012 3:30 am

Unfortunately, this didn't help.

Anyway, thanks for trying to help!
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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby flytiger on Sat Jun 23, 2012 2:36 pm

I have exactly the same problem.. The same imgae as the OP Screenshot is the only one that shows, despite my fiddling with all the parameters..
Any clues?
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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby Lord Aro on Thu Jul 12, 2012 5:19 pm

I feel I should also wade in and say that i am also experiencing the same problem...

I there a relevant (and not outdated) bug report anywhere?
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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby igorV on Tue Aug 07, 2012 7:12 pm

Vozdra people,

I had the same problem with running Maya Cinnamon.

I installed libwww-perl package via package manager or apt-get install libwww-perl and that fixed it up

found the solution here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1979116

hope it all goes well
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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby aebkhuv on Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:26 pm

igorV is absolutely correct.
I recently installed Mint 13 and Mint 14 Cinnamon editions, neither of which came with a menu option for a screensaver slideshow. Installed but absolutely could not get xscreensaver to run the GLSlideshow using the family images in my /home/(user)/Pictures folder; all I could get was a single multi-colored screen test pattern. The other optional screensaver modes (swimming fish, hypertorus,etc.) seemed to run just fine. After two days of installing, uninstalling, searching the Internet and trying every possible option I could think of, I came across igorV's posting to install the libwww-perl package using the package manager, or you can use the terminal to enter "apt-get install libwww-perl". Instant success.
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Re: GLSlideshow in Xscreensaver does not work

Postby Sea Monkey on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:29 pm

Getting libwww-perl worked for me until today when the perl packages updated to 5.14.2-13ubuntu0.2. Now it's broken again.
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