Re. How do I autostart xscreensaver?

Sergio kachariy at
Thu Sep 23 12:16:37 CEST 2021

You may also try removing the xfce-screensaver package and then the power manager maybe would use xscreensaver automatically.

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On Thursday, September 23rd, 2021 at 6:56 AM, Sergio <kachariy at> wrote:

>> Hi All,
>> Fedora 34
>> lightdm-1.30.0-14.fc34.x86_64
>> Xfce 4.14
>> How do I set xscreensaver to autostart with Lightdm
>> and Xfce?
>> Many thanks,
>> -T
> Hi. Fedora 34 uses xfce 4.16. You openthe settings manager and select 'session and startup', then choose the 'automatic startup of applications' tab, click on the '+' (plus) sign at the bottom left corner and add xcreensaver's entry.
> See this picture (my system is in Portuguese):
> (image will be deleted in 1 month)
> If you just want screen to blank while in lightdm greeter (outside xfce), then set the 'screensaver-timeout' parameter in /etc/lightdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter.conf
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