[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#579267: Bug#579267: xfce4-power-manager: xscreensaver is not automatically started, implies no locking of screen

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Apr 26 21:39:42 UTC 2010

severity 579267 wishlist
retitle 579267 xfpm could warn user there's no screensaver running when she asks for screen lock on suspend
On lun., 2010-04-26 at 18:16 +0200, Arian Sanusi wrote:
> Package: xfce4-power-manager
> Version: 0.8.5-1
> Severity: important
> Tags: upstream
>        disregarded as long as xscreensaver (the daemon program) is not
>      started which is the default setup. I suggest xfce4-power-manager
> should handle adding xscreensaver to xfce's  autostarted appilcations,
>   instead of leaving it up to the user to setup xscreensaver. At least
>     there should be a warning, that the settings regarding locking are
>               effectively useless without having xscreensaver running.
>   I think shere should also be a dependency added (in this package for
>      xscreensaver) as it is anticipated for a system to be locked when
>                                              waking up from standby...

I disagree. If you want xfpm to lock the screen, you have to make sure
it can do it, by installing and running a screen locker (which can by
xscreensaver, but also gnome-screensaver, kdescreensaver, xlockmore,
whatever). The warning could be a good idea when the user ticks the
checkbox though.

Thanks for reporting.

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