[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#634640: Bug#634640: xfce4-power-manager: please disregard previous

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Wed Jul 20 16:52:26 UTC 2011

On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 11:08:25 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On mer., 2011-07-20 at 03:01 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> > Package: xfce4-power-manager
> > Version: 1.0.10-4
> > Followup-For: Bug #634640
> > 
> > 
> > Ok, apparently I'm talking in my sleep or something.  I discovered
> > that power manager doesn't lock the screen (except for, if select,
> > after hibernate and suspend.  That means the only alternative to
> > the screensavers is xtralock combined with a screen locker like
> > i3lock or slock.
> > 
> > For a wishlist item I would suggest that xfce4-power-manager have
> > the ability to lock the screen when it blanks it, e.g. using
> > i3lock, or xtrlock, or slock, so that there is an alternative to
> > the screensavers.
> > 
> > Another possibility (depending on dependencies, what's pulled in as
> > a result) would be to use gnome-screensaver rather than
> > xscreensaver as the default (it at least doesn't have bogus DPMS).  
> > 
> You're mistaken. If you want something that automatically locks the
> screen after a while, you want a screensaver (even in blank mode
> only). 
> Xfpm just locks the screen at suspend/resume, it's *not* a
> screensaver.

Hmmm...well in that case someday it'd be good to have a
gnome-screensaver replacement for xfce.  Or modify xscreensaver to have
a power-manager friendly mode where it doesn't show DPMS options, or
anything else, that interferes with power-manager.  (not sure if
there's anything else, but I'd like to have blanking / DPMS consistent
and battery vs AC modes (not just for screen suspend/power off like with

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