WebCollage screensaver doesnt work

Bug #61775 reported by John Vivirito on 2006-09-22
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xscreensaver (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: gnome-screensaver

On edgy the webcollage screensaver does not work it just shows as a blank screen. most of the other screensavers work fine. if anything you need please ask i will attach or answer. thank you

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

you could run g-s from terminal:

gnome-screensaver --no-daemon --debug

and attach a log here

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

here is the log that you requested i ran command locked screen logged back in than ctrl+c terminal and here is the output.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

from the log:

[command_watch] gs-job.c:386 (12:29:50): command output: webcollage: 12:29:50: init: /usr/dict/words does not exist

[gs_job_died] gs-job.c:128 (12:29:50): Waiting on process 26267
[gs_job_died] gs-job.c:134 (12:29:50): Wait on child process failed
[gs_job_died] gs-job.c:142 (12:29:50): Job died

I think here is the problem =) No /usr/dict/words found, which makes it to die.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

hmm, it isn't that simple.. /usr/dict/words is just one of the dicts it is trying to find.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

ok, it's just some missing dependencies.. netpbm and libjpeg-progs need to be installed, so xscreensaver-data-extra should depend on them.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

reassign to xscreensaver-data-extra

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) on 2006-10-04
Changed in xscreensaver:
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

netpbm is what ogra said it wasnt looking to or couldnt find and needs but thank you for looking at it :)

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

Timo there doesnt seem to be a seperate package for xscreensaver-data-extra in the LP list to choose it, maybe it is combined with xscreensaver for Lp. This is also not working on feisty nor edgy.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

indeed, they both are from the same source (xscreensaver). Should've known better :)

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

This is still a problem on edgy and feisty also.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

here's a debdiff which should fix this.

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

what the heck, my plan was to file a bug for sponsorship.. I'll do that now. Sorry for the mess

John Vivirito (gnomefreak) wrote :

This has been fixed in feisty :)

Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

indeed!

Changed in xscreensaver:
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
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