[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#637842: Bug#637842: Bug#637842: xfce4-power-manager: lack of mouse activity interpreted as no activity even if keyboard is being used

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Aug 15 13:29:35 UTC 2011

tag 637842 unreproducible
On lun., 2011-08-15 at 09:55 +0200, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On lun., 2011-08-15 at 01:48 +0100, cfr wrote:
> > I am not sure I am filing this against the right package. But I am using
> > Xfce4's power manager and it is set to fade the screen and switch to
> > screensaver after a period of inactivity. This works fine except that it
> > is rather too enthusiastic and seems to think typing is not a form of
> > activity. As long as I am using the mouse periodically, all is well, but
> > if I merely type for too long, it switches to screensaver. 
> I'll investigate how exactly xfpm does that, but I think it should
> mostly rely on Xorg providing the “idle” information (the same way
> screensavers do it) so it might not be possible to fix that in xfpm.

So indeed it's using the XSync extension from Xorg. And it works just
fine here, mousing as well as typing on the keyboard resets the timer
for the “fade” timeout. So it's definitely not an xfpm issue, maybe in
Xorg or in your screensaver.

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