Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at
Wed Dec 3 22:07:24 CET 2008

Alexander Toresson wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 3, 2008 at 9:56 PM, Brian J. Tarricone <bjt23 at> wrote:
>> Mișu Moldovan wrote:
>>> "Brian J. Tarricone" <bjt23 at> a scris:
>>>> 3) How does it "not integrate"?  It can be launched just fine via xinitrc
>>>> or the xdg autostart mechanism, and comes with a nice gtk2 GUI for
>>>> configuring it.  There's even a compile-time option to add a "New Login"
>>>> button to the enter-password dialog that runs gdmflexiserver (which I
>>>> imagine could be changed to run whatever you want).
>>> When using xscreensaver, the dialog that prompts for a password when
>>> unlocking the screen is not using GTK+, I think that's what Auke meant.
>> That's all just border widths and colors and shadowing.  I bet one could
>> make the unlock dialog look very much like a gtk window with some work.  Of
>> course, that would would have to be repeated for every gtk theme, which
>> sucks.
>> I'd suggest not using gtk for the widget handling, but instead just manually
>> paint stuff using gtk's drawing functions, but sadly gtk theme engines are
>> generally the worst offenders when it comes to making gtk unstable.
> Perhaps you could run a gtk application in the background, painting to
> an invisible window, and just transferring the results to
> xscreensaver?

You're gonna want to read the link I posted for a description of why 
that won't work well...


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