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List of common errors for the module gnome-screensaver.

Error - Xmu header files are missing

System details: September 21st, 2006 - GNOME 2.16

Stage: Build

  • You get the following error message:

Making all in cut-n-paste
make[4]: Entering directory `/opt/cvs/gnome2/gnome-screensaver/src/cut-n-paste'
if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../..  -DDATADIR=\""/opt/gnome2/share"\" -DG_LOG_DOMAIN=\""Screensaver-Fast-User-Switch"\" -pthread -DORBIT2=1 -I/opt/gnome2/include/gtk-2.0 -I/opt/gnome2/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/opt/gnome2/include/atk-1.0 -I/opt/gnome2/include/cairo -I/opt/gnome2/include/pango-1.0 -I/opt/gnome2/include/glib-2.0 -I/opt/gnome2/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/opt/gnome2/include/gnome-vfs-2.0
-I/opt/gnome2/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0/include -I/opt/gnome2/include/gconf/2 -I/opt/gnome2/include/orbit-2.0      -Wall         -Wchar-subscripts -Wmissing-declarations -Wmissing-prototypes         -Wnested-externs -Wpointer-arith         -Wcast-align -Wsign-compare         -g -O0 -Wno-strict-aliasing -Wno-sign-compare -MT libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.Tpo" -c -o libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.o `test -f 'fusa-manager.c' || echo './'`fusa-manager.c; \
        then mv -f ".deps/libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.Tpo" ".deps/libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
fusa-manager.c:35:29: error: X11/Xmu/WinUtil.h: No such file or directory
make[4]: *** [libfast_user_switch_a-fusa-manager.o] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/opt/cvs/gnome2/gnome-screensaver/src/cut-n-paste'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/opt/cvs/gnome2/gnome-screensaver/src'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/opt/cvs/gnome2/gnome-screensaver/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/cvs/gnome2/gnome-screensaver'
make: *** [all] Error 2


  • xmu header files are needed.


  • Install xmu header files, libxmu-headers in Debian.

Shaking Authentication Dialog

System details: October 12th, 2006 - GNOME 2.18

Stage: Run

  • The gnome-screensaver authentication dialog "shakes" back and forth claiming an incorrect password.


  • The pam.d configuration files are needed


  • Copy ${PREFIX}/etc/pam.d/gnome-screensaver to /etc/pam.d

Projects/Jhbuild/Issues/gnome-screensaver (last edited 2013-11-25 16:29:20 by WilliamJonMcCann)