Christoph Wickert 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: 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=570380
> So, questions: 
> 1. Does anyone know how to disable xscreensaver from the command line? 

xscreensaver-command -exit

> 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
> xscreensaver?

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
in /etc/xdg/autostart/.

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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