kanjisaver does not appear as a screen saver in KDE4.2

Bug #399016 reported by tuomask
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kanjisaver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: kanjisaver

I installed kanjisaver from the Jaunty repository but it does not appear in the KDE screen saver settings dialog.
The executable kanjisaver.kss is functional and correctly installed in /usr/bin.
The package used to work in KDE3.5

Kubuntu 9.04
kanjisaver 0.9.10-1ubuntu1

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ankspo71 (jamesb-71) wrote :

It doesn't get listed in the screensaver menu in Kubuntu 10.04 beta 2 either.

(apt-cache policy kanjisaver))
  Installed: 0.9.10-1ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.9.10-1ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.9.10-1ubuntu1 0
        500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ lucid/universe Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

(cat /etc/lsb-release)
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu lucid (development branch)"

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ankspo71 (jamesb-71) wrote :

I would like to add that I can get kanjisaver to work 'as a screensaver' in KDE4xx but only if I replace kblankscrn.kss with kanjisaver.kss, after making a backup of the original kblankscrn.kss. They are located in the /usr/bin directory. For some reason, unknown to me, kanjisaver is not recognized as a screensaver but will work if it pretends to be the 'blank screen' screensaver (or possibly others). If I can get it to work, then there must be something simple stopping it from being listed as a screensaver in the screensaver settings menu.

To enable the "kanjisaver" screensaver (by commands)
$ sudo mv /usr/bin/kblankscrn.kss /usr/bin/kblankscrn.kss.bak
$ sudo mv /usr/bin/kanjisaver.kss /usr/bin/kblankscrn.kss

You should now be able to select the "blank screen" screensaver to use the kanjisaver.

To restore the original "blank screen" screensaver:
$ sudo mv /usr/bin/kblankscrn.kss /usr/bin/kanjisaver.kss
$ sudo mv /usr/bin/kblankscrn.kss.bak /usr/bin/kblankscrn.kss

kanjisaver version 0.9.10-1ubuntu1
Kubuntu 10.04 Beta 2 (Lucid Lynx)
'kannasaver' also has this problem of not being listed as a screensaver in KDE4

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