christoph.wickert at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 16 00:16:38 UTC 2010
Am Freitag, den 12.03.2010, 16:52 -0700 schrieb Kevin Fenzi:
> I am going to switch the spin and add to the comps group xscreensaver
> for Xfce instead of gnome-screensaver.
> This is due to:
> So, questions:
> 1. Does anyone know how to disable xscreensaver from the command line?
> The spin has a gconf line to disable this for gnome-screensaver. I
> assume it's to prevent locking when you are on live as there is no
> password for the liveuser anyhow.
+1 for disabling it on the livecd.
> 2. Can anyone confirm that if gnome-screensaver and xscreensaver are
> both installed Xfce prefers/starts/uses xscreensaver?
No, we patched it to prefer gnome-screensaver back in 4.4.3. Check the
xfce-utils-4.4.3-gnome-screensaver.patch in xfce-utils. The patch not
only changes the default from x-ss to g-ss but also makes xflock check
which one is running instead of which one is installed. We should at
least keep that part because it fixes
> 3. Do we need to make any changes to the prefs setup to only deal with
For me the question is: Do we want /etc/xdg/xfce4/xinitrc to start a
screensaver? Both x-ss and g-ss already have a desktop file
I have to admit that I'm not really sure: On the one hand I think that
we should not hardcode anything in xinitrc, on the other I wonder whats
the use of making it configurable through the session properties if only
one of the options really works.
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