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

Daniel Dickinson daniel at cshore.neomailbox.net
Wed Jul 27 19:06:36 UTC 2011

On Wed, 20 Jul 2011 00:41:59 +0200
Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> wrote:

> On mar., 2011-07-19 at 05:17 -0400, Daniel Dickinson wrote:
> > 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). 
> No, xfpm uses xflock4 which in turn uses what's running and falls back
> to stuff like xlock.
> >  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),
> xscreensavers messes with DPMS and there's no way to make it behaves
> correctly, see  #549551 for example.
> >  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....)
> Then don't use xscreensaver at all?
What do you recommend?  gnome-screensaver complains of no gnome-session
for me, so that doesn't seem to be an option.

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