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Re: pkg/46919: xscreensaver freezes with GL visual
The following reply was made to PR pkg/46919; it has been noted by GNATS.
Subject: Re: pkg/46919: xscreensaver freezes with GL visual
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2012 10:27:29 -0400
> I guess the other obvious question is: does it crash with all GL
> visuals or only in the screensaver?
No, i can/could run ZSNES, NEStopia, and friends that use OpenGL. I just
locked it up again by running BouncingCows from the Preview mode in
xscreensaver-demo. I had mouse, but no keyboard, so i couldn't ALT-TAB into a
terminal and kill it. Previously, i ran the same screensaver with TrueColor as
the visual and it didn't lock up. The strange thing is that the system seems
otherwise active. If i have a pkgsrc build running, it continues; it's just
that the screen is frozen.
> I didn't see the option in my xscreensaver-demo, but I did see a
> "visualID: default" in my .xscreensaver. Should I put GL instead of
> default to try it?
The Visual option can be changed in the Advanced tab of each program.
Yes, changing visualID: GL would work. Check the Advanced tab to see if it's
changed after restarting xscreensaver-demo. If that fails, each line after
"programs:" starts with a visualID. You can change any one of those to "GL" to
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