[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 3734] New: screensaver_plugin doesn't work with Gnome screensaver

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           Summary: screensaver_plugin doesn't work with Gnome screensaver
           Product: Xfce
           Version: 4.4.1
          Platform: PC (x86)
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Medium
         Component: xfce-mcs-plugins
        AssignedTo: xfce-bugs at xfce.org
        ReportedBy: robrwo at gmail.com

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-GB; rv:
Gecko/20071204 Ubuntu/7.10 (gutsy) Firefox/
Build Identifier: 

The screensaver plugin does not work if one is missing xscreensaver but using
Gnome screensaver instead.

This can be fixed by creating a script similar to xflock4 which checks for the
presence of xscreensaver-demo, and if not found, checks for
gnome-screensaver-preferences instead.  

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Uninstall xscreensaver
2. Install gnome-screensaver
3. Restart Xfce
4. Try to run Screensaver Preferences

Actual Results:  
I get an error

Expected Results:  
Should launch gnome-screensaver-preferences instead.

I am using Xfce 4.4.2, on Ubuntu though installed using graphical installer
(with some Ubuntu patches added).

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