xflock4 screensaver support

Martin Sourada martin.sourada at gmail.com
Fri Mar 13 20:11:37 UTC 2015

V Sun, 8 Mar 2015 15:20:15 -0600
Kevin Fenzi <kevin at scrye.com> napsáno:
> I have been trying to wait for upstream to pick some route forward
> here before we commit to having to carry a patch for a long time. ;( 
> All the patches I have seen have been broken for various cases... 
> :( 
> kevin

Well, xflock4 is broken by design, so I think the following patch (from
upstream bz) is still better than the current state... The only
brokenness I noticed is that switch user (from the panel plugin for
actions like lock, switch, sleep, logout, etc.) does not enable
screensaver when I'm using mate-screensaver (maybe I forgot to set
something), so I'm switching by locking first and switching from
screensaver. No other problems noticed after a couple of months of

--- old/xflock4	2013-07-05 17:30:55.123541658 +0400
+++ new/xflock4	2013-07-05 17:30:55.123541658 +0400
@@ -24,16 +24,18 @@
 export PATH
-# Lock by xscreensaver or gnome-screensaver, if a respective daemon is
running +# Lock by xscreensaver or mate-screensaver, if a respective
daemon is running for lock_cmd in \
     "xscreensaver-command -lock" \
-    "gnome-screensaver-command --lock"
+    "mate-screensaver-command --lock" \
+    "cinnamon-screensaver-command --lock"
     $lock_cmd >/dev/null 2>&1 && exit
 # else run another access locking utility, if installed
 for lock_cmd in \
+  "i3lock" \
   "xlock -mode blank" \
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