[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#634640: xfce4-power-manager: Recommend power manager use simple screen locker rather than xscreensaver

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Tue Jul 19 09:17:47 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-power-manager
Version: 1.0.10-4
Severity: minor

Power manager currently needs xscreensaver to lock the screen (or at least it's what is part of the xfce4 task).  Instead power manager should use one of the simple screen lockers and manage the DPMS and blanking itself.  For two reasons: a) it's somewhat confusing which DPMS settings will be used when xscreensaver is used along with xfce4-power-manager (at least I really don't know), and b) for laptops screensavers actually reduce battery power when on battery, and even without that for LCD monitors DPMS off is better than running a screensaver for screen longevity. (or so I've heard....)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers stable-updates
  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'testing'), (100, 'stable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.39-2-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_CA.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_CA.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-power-manager depends on:
ii  libc6                        2.13-7      Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2                    1.10.2-6    The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libdbus-1-3                  1.4.12-4    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libdbus-glib-1-2             0.94-4      simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0           2.23.5-1    GDK Pixbuf library
ii  libglib2.0-0                 2.28.6-1    The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0                  2.24.4-3    The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libnotify1 [libnotify1-gtk2. 0.5.0-2     sends desktop notifications to a n
ii  libx11-6                     2:1.4.3-2   X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                     2:1.3.0-3   X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0               4.8.0-2     widget library for Xfce
ii  libxfce4util4                4.8.1-3     Utility functions library for Xfce
ii  libxfconf-0-2                4.8.0-3     Client library for Xfce4 configure
ii  libxrandr2                   2:1.3.2-2   X11 RandR extension library
ii  upower                       0.9.12-1+b1 abstraction for power management
ii  xfce4-power-manager-data     1.0.10-4    power manager for Xfce desktop, ar

Versions of packages xfce4-power-manager recommends:
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-1    framework for defining and trackin

Versions of packages xfce4-power-manager suggests:
ii  udisks                        1.0.3-1    storage media interface
ii  xfce4-power-manager-plugins   1.0.10-4   power manager plugins for Xfce pan

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