KSetiSaver

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Hi!

I developed this KDE screensaver which monitors a running Linux CLI client.

READ the README file very careful, and check the KSetiSaver homepage if you run into problems***


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If you have questions feel free to mail: sebastian@frozenlight.de
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Last changelog:

17 years ago

A small bugfix release. This time all the fame should go to Sebastian Muszynski (basti@linkt.de) because he has done all fixes.

KSetiSaver
- is now able to handle client & data in different directories correctly (this was quite messed up)
- the error messages are more descriptive in some cases

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jisi

18 years ago

Try to run KsetiSaver in a console typing: "ksetisaver --setup". You may get an error complaining about a missing libGL. In this case you may want to install all tyour distributions OpenGL stuff. However sometimes you need to make a symlink with the name of the libGL KSetiSaver wants pointing to another libGL on your system.

KsetiSaver doesn't use OpenGL, but ir doesn't run when the lib is not present. Don't ask me why.

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Elassus

18 years ago

so, i executed ksetisaver in its directory, with the --setup option, and i could set it up fine. and when i did ./ksetisaver, a little window popped up, and it looked like it was running the screensaver. the console from which i typed it said this as it was running:

heleo datlen 512
Max is 255

but it seemed that the program was running okay. it said stuff like "Accessing," and displayed some numbers, and what looked like one of the best-fit graphs.

BUT! it won't run on its own as a screensaver, even after i specified the correct directory for my SAH client. and even though i have it as an option in my screensavers tab (from right-clicking the desktop; remember that i soft-linked the .desktop file into my Screensavers directory) i can't get to the same setup menu, nor can i run a test, like i can with other screensavers.

and i don't get any OpenGL errors anywhere.

thoughts?

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jisi

18 years ago

Hmm, this seems to be a bug. Have you checked wheter the ksetisaver executable is in the same directory, where all the KDE3 executables reside? E.g. on some sytems the kde binaries go to /opt/kde3/bin/. If KSetiSaver goes into /usr/bin on such a sytsem it might not work as expected.

If this is not the problem, I don't know what's happening :-(

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Elassus

18 years ago

i'm running SuSE 8.0, so it would be /opt/kde3/bin/ where the executable SHOULD have gone, yes?

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jisi

18 years ago

Yes! Have you forgotten to type
"make install" ??

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Elassus

18 years ago

nope, i didn't forget. still not there.

should we do this directly over email? you can get my address from my profile, yes?

grr...

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Elassus

18 years ago

ALL of the ksetisaver files (the executable and .desktop file included) are in in ~/[subdirectories]/ksetisaver/

did it not make the install correctly?

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friedmud

18 years ago

You noted that the "Start seti automatically" features are now working correctly.

I have been using this screensaver for a little while now (and I really like it) but my main problem has been that it doesn't kill seti when the screensaver goes away (although it would start it when the screen saver came on). Do these release notes indicate that this has been fixed?

I hope so :-) I actually have a little script sitting on my desktop called "Kill Seti" so I can kill it after my computer comes out of screensaver mode :-)

Derek

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jisi

18 years ago

This has been fixed in version 0.3 - at least I hope so!

Keep in mind that it may take up to 1 minute to kill setiathome after the screensaver is deactivated.

KSetiSaver writes a log about its activities in starting & stopping setiathome. The logfile is $HOME/.setiwatchdog.log

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thorwyhn

18 years ago

Hi,
i have a little problem. I use a 15" monitor with a working resolution of 800x600. The screensaver is fine, but it works on a resolution of 1024x768.
Is it possible to change the resolution of the screensaver to 800x600 Pixel ?

Regards
thorwyhn

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jisi

18 years ago

KSetiSaver uses a fixed resolution of 1024x768. On screens with higher reolutioons it centers itself. It also does so on screens with lower resolution, but since it get's truncated then, it looks ugly :-(

You have to ask someone to buy you a new monitor :)

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telex

18 years ago

I've got KDE3.0 and Qt 3.0.3 (from official SuSE RPMs), so it should work, but when I compile I get the following error:

checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.2) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
Make sure that you have compiled Qt with thread support!

Any ideas, or should I wait for someone to make a SuSE RPM for the version that works with KDE3?

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usrlocal

18 years ago

I get the same error with Mandrake 8.2. I'd be pleased to hear from you if the author provides a solution.

checking for Qt... configure: error: Qt (>= Qt 3.0.2) (library qt-mt) not found. Please check your installation!
For more details about this problem, look at the end of config.log.
Make sure that you have compiled Qt with thread support!

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Direct reply ?
Replace the dot with a dot
usrdotlocal@ntlworld.com
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jisi

18 years ago

KSetiSaver doesn't work on a bar MDK 8.2 installation since it needs QT3 and KDE3.

However if you have installed the KDE3/QT3 binary AND developer packages it might help to give configure the path to QT3 like this:

./configure --with-qt-dir=/usr/lib/qt3/

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jisi

18 years ago

I may be able to help you if you mail the output from ./configure abd the config.log file.

Please mail it to sebastian@frozenlight.de. Don't post it here.

Mfg

Sebastian

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sylvester

18 years ago

When can we expect a KDE 3 Release ?

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BOSSoNe

18 years ago

fresh 0.2.7 RPMS are on download on my site and they also include french traduction of the KSetiSaver control panel.

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ghost

18 years ago

this is the best screen saver I have ever seen so far, good work, and thank you.

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BOSSoNe

18 years ago

i've made rpms for Mandrake 8.1
you can download it on my homepage :
http://b1project.com

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Linus

18 years ago

how hard is it to make an rpm for a distribution?

if you know any good sites containing the instruction to creat rpm, please let me know. :)

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Thowil

18 years ago

I like this one!
...perhaps you could add a progress indicator showing which percentage of the wu has already been "crunched"...
(modyfied the proggy by myself, but it looks rather poor and guess you could do this much better...)
Thanx!

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jisi

18 years ago

This is on my short-term TODO list. Perhaps I get it done next weekend!

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Soyburg

18 years ago

Native KDE-Screensavers. Finally. This is great.

Looks professional. I especially like the title-bar (Scanning, Signal detected...) and your choice of fonts and colors. Simply great.

Soyburg

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rouge13

18 years ago

hello :)

I just want to say that making native KDE screen saver for SETI is an excellent thing. I was waiting for that since a long time.

keep coding and thank you ;-)

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17 years ago

A small bugfix release. This time all the fame should go to Sebastian Muszynski (basti@linkt.de) because he has done all fixes.

KSetiSaver
- is now able to handle client & data in different directories correctly (this was quite messed up)
- the error messages are more descriptive in some cases

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