Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Dec 3 20:31:21 CET 2008

Globe Trotter wrote:
> --- On Wed, 12/3/08, Kok, Auke <sofar at> wrote:
>> Brian J. Tarricone wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2 Dec 2008 18:49:27 -0800 (PST) Globe Trotter
>> wrote:
>>>> Hi,
>>>> I have been wondering if there is a screensaver
>> for xfce? I don't
>>>> like the reputed bloat with xcreensaver and my
>> preferred option xlock
>>>> has been freezing with Fedora 10 so I wonder if
>> there is an
>>>> alternative.
>>> xscreensaver is considered bloat now?  Wow.
>> xscreensaver is probably
>>> the lightest, most secure screensaver out there.
>> (xlock is lighter,
>>> but not particularly secure.)
>>> But if you really think xscreensaver is bloat, you
>> probably shouldn't
>>> be using Xfce either ^_~.
>> not true. I would bet that a lot of people just use their 
>> screensaver to blank their screen and turn off the monitor (the
>> optimum for powersavings).
> One thing I dislike about my command for xscreensaver is that it does
> not turn on the DPMS. As a result, the screen never goes blank. I
> consider this to be an unnecessary waste of resources. Is it possible
> to let the DPMS power savings come on with xscreensaver?

Run 'xscreensaver-demo'.  There are settings for DPMS in there. 
Alternatively, you can set it manually with 'xset' if you so desire.


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