[Xfce-bugs] [Bug 3578] option to not start xscreensaver when starting xfce4

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Thu Jan 15 12:23:49 CET 2009


--- Comment #14 from Jarno Suni <8 at iki.fi>  2009-01-15 11:23:47 UTC ---
(In reply to comment #13)
> Xfce already “supports” gnome-screensaver. xinitrc and xflock4 both run
> gnome-screensaver *first* if it's installed. There's a patch lying around in
> bugzilla for making xflock4 activate the *running* screensaver, btw.

They run xscreensaver first if it's installed. I didn't find the patch in
bugzilla but I added an attachment to Bug 3770.

> Oh, and “forcing” -mode blank for xlock seems to be secure for me. I do that on
> my own boxes, where I replace this in xflock4.

Why don't you just replace the respective keyboard shortcut command by "xflock4
-mode blank"?

> xflock4 is just a wrapper to lock the screen. It won't “run” any daemon. It'll
> start by trying to activate gnome-screensaver, then xscreensaver, and if none
> of them are present, try to run xlock. Which is not a screensaver but a locker,
> with no daemon running.

It currently starts by checking xscreensaver first.

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