ScreenSaver issue with Solaris 10

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Old 09-02-2009
ScreenSaver issue with Solaris 10

I have a Dell Vostro running Solaris 10 x86 and I am trying to get it to activate the screensaver when no one is logged it. However, the screensaver only seems to activate when someone logs in and then the computer locks. How would I go about fixing this problem? Any help yall can offer would be greatly appreciated? Thank you.
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Old 09-02-2009
I have seen problems with the CDE screen lock and xscreensaver, the screen saver won't unlock even when the correct password is supplied or else locks before you can even enter the password, (something to do with third party pam modules and possibly even unreliable DNS!) the only one that has provenm reliable is xlock but it does not have a timed start-up only manual invocation. I am talking about Solaris 10 on SPARC but looks like you are seeing the same. I believe the Gnome desktop can be configured to run a screensaver on the login screen but would not using power saving be better (and greener ;-) ?
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Old 09-02-2009
Thank you for the advice. Its not that the screen locks or anything. Its that when at the login screen before anyone has logged it, it want to activate the screensaver or the power save mode to activate but it wont. How would I go about activating the power save mode?
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Old 09-03-2009
Foe Solaris take a look at /etc/power.conf, /etc/default/power, pmconfig(1m) and powerd(1m).
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